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Adam Priseler is gone–having left many family, friends, and colleagues richer because of his kindness and compassion towards others and his zest for life. He will be remembered for his love of warm climates, good surfing conditions, wonderful cooking skills, and satisfaction of working to improve the lives of the homebound elders and their caregivers.

Adam Robert Priseler, 41, of Williamsburg, passed away on Aug. 10, 2013. He was born in Fairfax, Va., and lived in Woodbridge, Va., Jacksonville, N.C., San Pedro, Cal., Manassas, Va., and then finally in Hampton, Va., where he graduated from Bethel High School in 1990. He attended Thomas Nelson Community College, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, N.C., and Johnson & Wales University in Norfolk.

He worked and traveled extensively until he settled in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2000. He worked as a waiter, cook, chef, bartender, apple packer, bridge tender, and, upon completion of his A.A. degree at Kapiolani Community College and his B.S. degree from the University of Hawaii, worked as a Case Manager for the Child and Family Service, Gerontology Program where he helped elderly residents stay in their homes by providing the needed social services to them and their caregivers. He traveled to Mexico, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He loved to cook, travel, and surf.

He returned to Virginia to be near his family in June 2012. He was a Social Worker for James City County where he worked in Adult Protective Services.

Adam is the son of Robert and Noel Priseler of Hayes, Va. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Jill Pryor and her husband Randy, and their two daughters, Jalen and Kiley, all of Hayes; uncle and aunt, Ian and Linda Swinter of Belvidere, Ill.; two cousins, Holly Heaton of Indianapolis, Ind. and Heather Lane of Rockton, Ill.; great-aunt, Helen Swinter of Richmond, Va.; second cousins, Mike and Hope Swinter of Richmond.

A Remembrance Gathering was held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Seaford Yacht Club, Yorktown.