You cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life.
But we can decide what happens in us.. how we can take it, what we do with it.. and that is what really counts in the end.

- Joseph Fort Newton

In Loving Memory of Adam Pytlovany

December 29, 1982 - July 5, 2008

Adam the new dad
Adam Douglas-Ross Pytlovany
Ella Grace Pytlovany

Adam Pytlovany, 25, of Scotia died Saturday July 5, 2008 at Ellis Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Raised in Scotia NY, he was the son of John and Katherine (Bates) Pytlovany of Scotia. Adam is a graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School and also received a Welding Degree and Auto Body Degree from Albany Vocational School in Colonie. He was employed as a Groundskeeper for the NYS Thruway Authority in Albany and was a member of the Teamster Local #72 for the NYS Thruway Authority. In addition to his full time employment Adam saved for his family’s future working at Visco’s Vley Road Pizza.

Adam was a man whose zest for life included his fierce loyalty to all his friends and his immense love of family. He was an adoring father to his daughter Ella, devoted fiancée to the love of his life Jen, and had an affectionate, playful presence in the lives of his nieces and nephews. He was known for his impartiality and unprejudiced views. Adam’s truest enjoyment came from riding on two wheels with the wind in his face.

Besides his parents, Adam is survived by his fiancée Jennifer L. Smith of Scotia, his daughter Ella Grace Pytlovany of Scotia, his Grandfather John "Pop" Pytlovany of Scotia, his brother Chas Pytlovany and his companion Sara Gorman of Schenectady, three sisters Katherine Cavaliere (John) of Ft. Drum, NY, Karey Duxbury (Jim) of Ft. Drum, NY and Holly Aldinger and her companion Tom Gleaves of Northville, his loving nieces and nephews Alexis Kenyon, Ashley Duxbury, Dan Aldinger, Dylan, Emily Duxbury, Jeff Aldinger, Jordan, Mackenzie, Michal Pytlovany, and Nickolas Cavaliere, an Uncle, Bill Pytlovany and three Aunts, Cindi Pytlovany, Cathy Bates, and Lynne Gilgore. Several cousins including Erica Pytlovany, Amy Pytlovany, Megan Gilgore, Jennifer Pavone, Chris Cook, RJ Steverson and Courtney Steverson. It's unfortunate that there wasn't enough space to include everyone else who Adam always consider his family.

Contributions can be made in Adam’s memory to the Ella Grace Pytlovany Trust Fund c/o First National Bank of Scotia 201 Mohawk Avenue Scotia, NY 12302

Scotia Police Chief John Pytlovany and son Adam, June 2008 NHRA SuperNationals Englishtown N.J

Adam with Dad, former Scotia Police Chief, current town counselman John Pytlovany at the
June 2008 NHRA SuperNationals Englishtown N.J.

Adam Skateboarding

Adam takes his first steps

Mom, Dad, Sisters and Brother

Mom, Dad, Sisters and Brother

Adam's joy

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From Adam's Friends at Visco's

Dash by Linda Ellis
Dash(the movie) by Linda Ellis

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Adam and Sweet 16 Alexis

Adam and Sweet 16 Alexis

Nick, Adam and Alexis

Party for Nick's Birthday