James P. Adamczyk

  • Born: May 14, 1959
  • Died: October 9, 2019
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to James by adding your memories and photos.

James P. Adamczyk, 60, of Charleston, South Carolina entered into eternal rest on October 9, 2019. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel on Friday, October 18, 2019. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401.

James was born May 14, 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph R. and Sara (Pond) Adamczyk. He was a graduate of Purdue University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and spent over 30 years as a consultant for Accenture. Upon retirement, Jim stayed active in his field, serving as a private consultant and investor.

He is survived by his spouse, Tom Wyatt; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and MaryAnne Adamczyk of Seattle, Washington; a niece and her husband, Marissa and Dan Heringer; and a great nephew, Nathaniel Heringer of Seattle, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Unity of Charleston Church, 2535 Leeds Ave., Charleston SC 29405 (www.unitychs.org) or American Cancer Society 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC, 29406 (cancer.org).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim was an outstanding friend and colleague. We still had so many joint projects planned. I cannot believe that he has gone. My deepest condolences to Jim's spouse and family.

Posted by Mathias Kirchmer - West Chester, PA - Friend   October 22, 2019

We at HCL Technologies Limited are sad to hear about the demise of Mr. James Philip Adamczyk who was an Independent Director on the Board of HCL Technologies.

The Board expressed its deep condolences at the untimely and sad demise of Mr. James Adamczyk.

He was a valued member of the Board, who always inspired us with his strength, positivity and generosity. We shall cherish the time spent with him and the learnings he shared.

On behalf of HCL Technologies we convey our heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace

Posted by HCL Technologies Limited    October 21, 2019

That man made me laugh!

On July 19th, 1982 James P. Adamczyk, Roger A. Loomis and Vincent B. Sumpter started new careers together at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago.
We had nothing in common other than being from a Big 10 school (Purdue, Illinois, Indiana) and we were Green Beans' starting at Arthur.
We formed a fast friendship the three of us. For two years, Jim and I shared an apartment until Roger and I bought a 4-flat together. We shared a work ethic and a desire to do good work.
Our lives didn't intersect as much over the years, but when they did, it was as if the time apart washed away.
Jim had that impact on people. His heart was big. And true. He was a man of great intellect. He advanced rapidly inside of Andersen (later known as Accenture) because of that intellect, hard work and drive. He famously broke' the Programmers Workbench because it didn't work right and didn't do what he knew it could do.
So, they put him in charge of it.
He was that guy. Smart. Driven. Saw things clearly while others equivocated.
With intelligence comes an ability to see things others don't. And often a wit to match.
He'd poke fun at the rest of us; and we at him. Always in the way some brothers do.
Some intelligent & witty people can't control themselves. Can't put others first.
That wasn't Jim. His integrity and internal compass led him put others first in many endeavors.
My first pass at this listed a number of the escapades we shared; now, it seems more appropriate to hold those times close.
I will think of you often Jim and will miss you every time.

Posted by Vince Sumpter - Phoenix, AZ - Friend   October 17, 2019

Jim was a great colleague and coach - RIP

Posted by nigel barnes - London UK - Coworker   October 17, 2019

Jim is an icon of the Philippine software industry. He helped setup the Manila Advanced Systems Center in 1986, the first offshore resource center for AC/Accenture. That effort has now grown to provide high-tech professional careers for over 20,000 Filipinos!

Personally, I have the fondest memories of Jim as he was the one that welcomed me to Chicago in the winter of '85, and he mentored me on the IBM-RECD project which served as my introduction to the world of software engineering. I'll never forget how he chewed me out, as those were the times when I learned to push myself further and discover my potentials.

We reconnected recently on LinkedIn, and plans were made to meet, but nothing materialized, and I'm sorry I never got to meet you, Tom. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Posted by Dondi Mapa - Manila - Coworker   October 17, 2019

I am saddened. Jim was a good person and a fine neighbor. Far too young to leave us.

Posted by Bob Manning - Charleston, SC - Neighbor   October 16, 2019

om, Michell and I are so saddened at the passing of Jim. As all who had even a small bit of connection with Jim would say; He was one of the good guys. Jim and I have known each other since we launched our Arthur Andersen careers in the early 1980s. Our bond grew to include you and Michell. We had fun meeting up with you and Jim. We are blessed to have you as friends. Tom, you too are one of the good guys and we pray for you to find comfort, Jim will be missed, which is a reflection on the impact he had on us. Jim, we pray you rest in peace. God bless you friend.

Posted by Mike CENSKY - Sterling, VA - Friend   October 15, 2019

TOMMY I just now learned of Jim's passing! I'm so sorry!

Posted by Kim Robbins - Hildebran, NC - Friend   October 15, 2019

Tom and Jim's family, i am so saddened to hear about Jim's passing. He was the first Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) manager who guided me professionally when he was relocated to the Philippines. Over time, we became good friends. Sadly, I last heard from him when he mentioned that he had just met Tom. I will always have great memories of Jim as an old friend and co worker. Rest in peace Jim! In the Filipino tradition, I will be praying for Jim, Tom, and the rest of Jim's family for the next 9 days.

Posted by Rita Cruz - Kent, WA - Coworker   October 15, 2019

Tom, Our hearts are saddened and empty by the loss of Jim ...He was a great friend and cared for us all...He always had a story to tell or an adventure to share with us... Thank you for always being here for us and loving us ...

Posted by Brian Anderson - Columbia, SC - friend   October 15, 2019

Jim was a big friend and mentor. He had a big impact on me personally and professionally. I will always remember his witty sense of humor, his kind soul, his wisdom.

We were in touch from time to time over the last few years. I was always interested in his projects, how he was doing. I always learned something every time we spoke. It reminded me of a formative time in my career.

Jim will be dearly missed. Goodbye my friend.

Posted by Dan Martines - London, UK - Coworker   October 13, 2019

Tom - Our sympathy and love to you. Jim was a bright, thoughtful and
loving. His first thoughts were always of you. May your wonderful memories give you comfort.

Posted by Judy & Bill Casey - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 13, 2019

I will always remember Jim's robust laughter! We were roommates at Purdue freshman and sophomore years. We were in a suite freshman year with 10 roommates. There were many late study nights, Monday night football games, and great times at Wiley Hall. Jim reached out to me on messenger two years ago after my mother passed. I was very glad to hear from him. My prayers for you Tom and family. Jim made a lasting impression and he will be missed.

Posted by Daniel Whiteman - Mishawaka, IN - Friend   October 12, 2019

Worked with Jim in Manila (Philippines) and Chicago for several years. A great mentor and friend... condolences and prayers to Tom and his family. RIP Jim

Posted by Manuel Cantoria - Chicago, IL - Coworker   October 12, 2019

I am so sorry my heart goes out to u Tommy and rest of family

Posted by Beverly, Watson - Icard, NC - Family   October 12, 2019

Tom, so very sorry to hear about Jim. We will keep you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Suzanne & Mike Brown - Greenwood, SC   October 12, 2019

Our sympathy to Jim's family.

Posted by Karen & Joe Ellena - FL - Family   October 12, 2019

I worked with Jim in Chicago and in the Philippines. He was a great teacher, with high standards and always a forward thinker. He was also a good and caring person. I'm so sad to hear this news and send my love to all who loved him.

Posted by Ken Gaebler - Chicago, IL - Coworker   October 12, 2019

Tom Jon and myself are so sorry for your loss.

We are thinking of you and family.

Dale McAbee

Posted by Dale and Jon McAbee McAbee - Belmont, NC - Friend   October 12, 2019

Tom, I am so sorry to hear this. You and James made me feel so welcome in your home. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Daniel Thomas - Hi Hat, KY - Friend   October 11, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Jim. Tom our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Monica, John & Sheilah

Posted by Monica Hammonds - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 11, 2019

Tom I am thankful for the opportunity to meet Jim when Tammy & I visited a few years ago. Please know I am keeping you and the family in prayer. Sending love and our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Frances Robinson - Valdese, NC - Family Friend   October 11, 2019

My deepiest sympathy to you Tom, Jm will be missed alots.

Posted by Michael Huffman - Connelly Springs, NC - Family Friend   October 11, 2019

God Speed prayers for your Family.

Posted by Harley Richards - Summerville, SC - Friend   October 11, 2019

Tom we are heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the family

Posted by Maxine and Gene Page - Charlotte, NC - Friend   October 11, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy

Posted by Toby Motte - Goose creek, SC - Friend   October 11, 2019

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Jim and Lily Carrick