ADAM WADE PITCHER ~ Batavia
"We've come a long, long way together,
Through the hard times and the good
I have to celebrate you, baby,
I have to praise you like I should."
Fatboy Slim- 1998
Age 49, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning May 26, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Buffalo, NY, November 24, 1968 to William and Cheryl (Kingsley) Pitcher of Batavia. Adam began his journey through this world as a life force to be reckoned with, a unique soul, he was confident and creative and fearless, artistic, passionate and perceptive. He was unabashedly, brazenly and only exactly and ever himself. Everyone knew Adam, and no one could forget him.
Adam was a 1987 graduate of Batavia High School and attended Alfred State College, he was a tremendous athlete, gifted in baseball and basketball throughout his youth, high school and beyond. Adam was a free spirit with a naturally creative mind. His philosophical approach and innate skill made him an outstanding musician and performer. He was the "The Bass Player" in many bands including Neo-York Preservatives, Sanduleak, Sapien, Junk, OZ Willis and Empty Grave and filled in for Pavilion Natural Grass and the Pitcher Family Band.
He was passionate about all his chosen endeavors, none could compete with his love for his children. He was extraordinarily proud of them. He will be remembered by them as loyal, loving, lighthearted and thoughtful. His son, Addison Ray, referred by Adam as Bobbo, B, Big B, Eddie B, and inexplicably, Chauncey, would be inspired by Adam's wide interest in music, from the Grateful Dead, to Bluegrass, Old Blues musicians to German Speed Metal and everything in between. Adam's children, Addison and Mica Leah "LeeLee" would be inspired by his athleticism, becoming motivated and competitive athletes themselves.
Joseph Campbell in speaking of the Hero's Journey, said, "Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, doors will open where you don't know they were going to be." Adam's unique and fearless approach to life, seizing the moment and hearing him say, "I feel more like myself now than before I got here." There will never be another Adam Pitcher, the one, the only will be dearly missed now and forever.
Adam's talents were widespread from cooking at several area restaurants over the years to installing fiber optic cable for White Knight Communications.
Along with his mother and father Adam is survived by his beautiful children, Mica Leah and Addison Ray both of Batavia; the children's mother, Susan Hoak of Batavia; siblings, Timothy Pitcher of Buffalo and Molly Smith of Batavia along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Please join the family from 5-8pm for a Celebration of Adam's Life on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Ri-Dan's Brewery & Sports Park 3755 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to his children to further their education.
Please share your words of comfort with Adam's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF ADAM W. PITCHER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.