CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Adam W. Lawas, age 44, of Deseyn Drive, died Aug. 8, 2006, after being struck by an automobile while running in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He is survived by his wife Christine (Schiller) Lawas of Canandaigua; three sons, Eli, Zachary and Lucas Lawas; his mother, Shirley Lawas of Plattsburgh; one sister, Kristine (Jack) Herzberg of Ridgewood, N.J.; two brothers, Ethan Lawas of Saratoga Springs, Ernest Lawas (Nancy Simm) of Simsbury, Conn.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Cheryl Schiller of Lake Placid; three grandmothers, Margaret McDonald of Plattsburgh, Dorothy Schiller of Lake Placid and Virginia Murphy of Geneva; sister-in-law, Carrie (Peter) Westergard of Hailey, Idaho; three nieces, Emma, Jacklyn and Claire; several cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, Edward Lawas.
Adam was born in Queens, N.Y. As a child, he and his family moved to Keene, N.Y. He was a 1980 graduate of Keene Valley Central School and was the class valedictorian. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and his master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Adam served with the U.S. Navy from 1984 to 1993 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a mechanical engineer and associate at Claugh Harbour & Associates, LLP in Rochester. Adam was a member of the United Church of Canandaigua. He was a former board member at the Greater Canandaigua YMCA. He was a triathlete (runner, cyclist, swimmer) and recently successfully completed the Lake Placid Ironman competition. Adam enjoyed carpentry. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Friends may call Monday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at John C. Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. His funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the United Church, 11 Gibson St., Canandaigua.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Canandaigua YMCA, 32 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, P0 Box 778, Victor, NY 14564.