Adam Matthew Sangillo
Adam Matthew Sangillo passed away on Monday, November 15. Sangillo, 46, was a loving husband and dedicated father to four children. He was also a leader in Haddonfield, New Jersey, active in numerous community organizations. He spent five years as a member of the Haddonfield Board of Education, including a stint as BOE president. He also spent time as treasurer of the Haddonfield Civic Association and director of membership at the Rotary Club of Haddonfield. Sangillo was gregarious and energetic, constantly exuding passion about building strong schools and neighborhoods. As his wife Jennifer recalled, Sangillo once expressed a desire to know every family in Haddonfield. He became a beloved member of the community, which was evident during his recent battle with cancer. Neighbors and friends showed their support last winter by giving him a community salute with a loud ovation of car honks.
As School Superintendent Chuck Klaus recently remarked, “Adam was a man of character and integrity. In his leadership role, he had to make difficult decisions, but in each case he made those decisions through the lens of the greater good for all students.”
Sangillo’s greatest passion was his family and children: Caroline, 18; Holly, 15; Hadley, 13; and Bennett, 11. Even with failing health, he remained a committed father—attending games and helping with extracurricular activities. He coached his girls’ soccer teams and Bennett’s baseball teams, supporting them as players and teammates.
He grew up in Media, Pa., and attended Penncrest High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics/finance from Bucknell University, where he was part of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the diving team. He enjoyed success in business and became first vice president of wealth management at Janney Montgomery Scott.
Sangillo loved Christmas, and was known to dress up as Santa Claus while performing charitable deeds around Haddonfield. He also loved being near water, becoming an avid boater and fisherman. He spent summers in Ocean City, New Jersey with his extended family and in-laws. While rowing on an Ocean City lagoon, he met Jennifer Deppe Sangillo, his loving and devoted wife of 20 years.
He is survived by Jennifer; his children Caroline, Holly, Hadley, and Bennett; his father, Thomas Sangillo, and mother, Patricia Sand Sangillo; and brother Gregg and his family.
Adam’s family will greet friends on Friday, Dec. 10th, 8-10:30 AM at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Adam may be made to the Sangillo Children’s College Fund at GoFund Me www.gofundme.com/f/college-fund-for-adam-sangillos-kids or to Life Raft for GIST https://liferaftgroup.org/donate-2/