Adam James Pacetti

Adam James Pacetti, 37, passed away suddenly on October 26, 2021.  At the age of 17, and following 9/11, Adam decided to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, by enlisting in the US Navy.  Upon completion of boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Academy in IL, he continued his military education.  He was an ET2 and served his country proudly for 6 years before being honorable released from active duty and transferred to Naval Reserve.  During his years of service he was honored with multiple decorations, medals and badges, including but not limited to the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement medal, Navy “E” Ribbon (4), Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbons (2), NATO Medal, Expert Rifleman Medal, Expert Pistol Shot, Seabee Comat Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.

While in the Navy Reserve, Adam continued his education at UTMB, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.  He began his career in Medical Technology in the greater Houston area.  He followed his dream and moved out West to Northern California to ride his motorcycle through the mountains.  He began his career with Ortho as Field Service Engineer.  Despite living his dream out West, when Adam’s father became ill, he moved back home to Houston and bought his first home with the intentions of having his parents live with him so he could help care for them.  When back in Houston, Adam continued his career as a Field Service Engineer with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

Adam is preceded in death by his Father, James Edward Pacetti.  He is survived by his mother, Gail Pacetti, and sister, Emily Pacetti.  He also leaves his Aunt Debbie and her husband Ken Slack and sons Dan and Ryan Wiener (Maddie), and his Aunt Stacey Hughes and son Brandon and daughter Hailey  Berg.  Adam loved and was loved by his cousins Wanda and her husband Charles Dudley, Terri and her husband Tom Hernandez, Drew Lytle and his wife Terri and all of their children and grandchildren on his father’s side.  There are many more cherished family members, including Great Aunts, Uncles and Cousins from both within the US and in England – all whom he loved very dearly.

Adam made friends wherever he went and adored each and every one of them.

A memorial service in Adam’s honor will be held on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 E. Main St, League City TX 77573.   Gathering will begin at 2:00pm

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Adam James Pacetti’s memory may do so to one of the following:

  • Uniform Services Organization “USO” at
  • PTSD Foundation of America at
  • ST Jude Children’s Research Hospital at



  1. Adam felt like a second son to us. We will sorely miss him especially his infectious laugh.

    Kim Wattner
  2. My deepest sympathies to your family. Adam seemed like an amazing man and blessed to be in your beautiful family. ❤️Love, MB

    Marybeth Bank
  3. Rest In Peace my sweet nephew! Our hearts are breaking and we will honor you as you so deeply deserve. You will be missed dearly and we will spend our time passing on the fun and compassion you had for others. Your laughter and joy for life will forever remain. ❤️🙏❤️

  4. Adam my other part of my heart I will never be ok again with out you. You were the strongest person i ever met went to war came back hurt and then decided you were going to continue to find ways to save lives -you leave my heart empty and afraid and i honestly still don’t believe that I won’t be able to have your amazing bear hugs or goofy laughs and outfits together again. You were taken way too soon and you did not deserve this after all of the sacrifices you gave to this country and community. I will never be ok without you but I know you are watching me now from up above with dad now and I don’t know if dad just needed you or you needed him! I’m going to find the strength you had and try my hardest to continue in this life until I meet you again – my person my other half. I will miss you forever ❤️💔 Em

    Emily Pacetti
  5. I never met Adam but heard so much about him from his Mom Gail during our
    chats at the YMCA. Adam sounded like an amazing man and so very
    thoughtful ,kind and Patriotic! To give such forethought to the future needs of his parents is a Rare and Lovely quality!
    I wish that I had met you Adam but the tributes and Accolades that I have read about
    you here give me a glimpse into the Man you were .
    R.I.P Adam
    Love,Prayers from Dublin Ireland

  6. I already miss him so much. We talked at least once a week or every other week. He was always there to check on me & lend an ear. My heart is so broken over his passage & it aches for his family. He cared about them deeply. My love to each of you that is hurting right now. This one hit too hard. I wish I’d had more time with him & will forever miss his advice, his humor, & his amazing cooking skills. Much love to his mother & his sister, & his many close friends.

    Tori Souza
  7. Gail- It’s been quite a few years since Adam and Nathan used to pal around together in the old neighborhood. He was always a nice little guy–very polite and fun to have around the house. Even though they went separate ways as they grew up, I was lucky enough to see you occasionally at work and share news on their latest accomplishments. You were always so proud of Adam, you would just beam when you talked about him. And rightly so, he grew into a great man and he accomplished a great deal in his short life. We can all be proud that we knew him. Know that Brenda and I (and Nathan) have been thinking a lot about Adam and you (and Emily) since we first heard this terrible news. We send our love and hopes that the fond memories we all have of him will make his loss easier to bear.

    Bill Paloski
  8. I’ve known Gail and her family my whole life. We’re “fake cousins” of immigrant families. Emily was an infant at my wedding and although I never met Adam , I feel connected through our family and friendship of over 50 years. My heart breaks for Gail and Emily as they say goodbye to Adam. Please know he’s always with you and we, your friends will always keep in mind the loss you feel. Love you all , Irene

    Irene Bynum
  9. I met Adam at a young age through Joe Jaramillo and John Briza. We shared many great times throughout the years. One of the more recent times being dinner with him and Gail while they were in Phoenix. I will forever cherish that memory as many others will cherish similar moments. He was an amazing person with many terrific qualities. We love you Adam, ride in paradise my friend, until we meet again.

    Bryan Bowers
  10. To my dearest friend Gail and Emily, I honor Adam with you and grieve his loss. Such a great young man that will never be forgotten. I pray strength, and courage each day for you and Emily.

    Irma Williams
  11. Adam was a big personality with an even bigger heart. When I received this news it was like a huge heavy rock just got placed on my chest. His way of keeping up with his friends and loved ones through their social media is amazing to me. I thought it was just me who was always catching hell from him 🤣 I didn’t realize he stayed current with so many others the same way. Those messages here and there meant so much. Also his love for food was on another level. Every photo he posted of steak, brisket and many other meals were always as if you could taste whatever was pictured. And it would leave me craving whatever was featured for days after. Our last conversation the week before this tragedy was about smoking brisket. I also just want to mention that the crawfish at this years crawfish massacre were amazing, despite Adam feeling like hell. We rode quite a bit together when we both owned motorcycles and once we both transitioned away from them mountain biking was next. He was so excited that he finally picked up a full suspension the week before this tragedy. He described the suspension to me as dreamy. He still had so many things to do. I’ll never forget that loud laugh and lack of any inside voice. I miss my friend and this is so tough to accept. Gail and Emily you both meant so much to him. I am so sorry your family has to handle this tragedy especially with his dad passing such a short time ago. He loved him so much as well. We spoke many times about how he just wanted to take care of his parents. Drink a shiner and pour yourself a glass of High West Rendezvous Rye hood em high and honor ADAM PACETTI.
    I love ya brother. -Daryl

  12. Adam was a special person. Anybody that had the pleasure of spending time around him knew that. There was never a time that he and I weren’t joking around or talking about different food places to try out. Hearing the news was devastating and I still find it hard to believe that this is real. Adam left a lasting memory with us all and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to spend time with him. You’ll be missed, my friend!

    Casey Harris
  13. I worked with Adam for a couple years and we became quite good friends. As with military friends, some time might pass, but you pick up as if no minutes had passed. Adam was a superior guy, a very giving soul. I am better for having known him. RIP Adam, you are missed.

  14. Dear Emily, I’m so heartbroken for your tremendous loss. Adam was a true American hero and his service to our country is greatly appreciated. Thinking of you and your family and sending up prayers. Just take it day by day and know that I love you dear friend, and will be here when you need a big hug. May peace be with you always.

    April Ciccarello
  15. Dearest Adam, Best friend to Joseph( RIP), Brian , Jacob, John (RIP), and so many others while attending Clear Lake City Intetmediate. Gayle and Emily, he “is” a good guy. ..polite, kind, friendly, a great son so much more. I am heart broken that his life was cut short. Adam and Joseph joined the Navy about the same time and both served 6 years. RIP Adam James Paccetti.

    Yolanda D Jaramillo
  16. You will be forever remembered. You will be forever missed. Thank you Adam for being a great friend to me. I’m thankful we got to be friends and neighbors. You had the best smile and laugh and you gave the best hugs. Until we meet again watch over us sweet friend. Fleta

  17. Adam, you will be so missed, and never ever forgotten. I loved how Adam was never afraid to be his true self. He always said what he felt in his heart or what was on his mind (even the things he should have kept to himself, lol.) I will miss his messages and weird memes. I’ve never rolled my eyes at anyone as much as I did Adam. I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that I never get to see or talk to him again. Sending love and hugs to his family and friends, my heart is so broken for you all.


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