LAKE PLACID — Philip A. Adil, 80, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at his home on Mirror Lake Drive.
Mr. Adil was born in New Haven, Conn. Sept. 2, 1929, the son of Ibrahim and Mary (Constantine) Adil.
He was married in 1963 to Linda Leahy of Loudonville in St. Patrick’s Cathedral by the Rev. Benedict Dudley.
He attended Hill House School, where he received an Honors Diploma; Yale College, receiving an Honor Degree B.A.; Yale Graduate School M.A., Romance Languages, Sorbonne, Paris, France; graduate studies SUNY at Plattsburgh, Education Certificate. In his years in secondary education, he was a headmaster, school administrator and instructor in foreign languages (French, Latin and Spanish). He was on the faculty of the American College in Beirut, Lebanon, the Northwood School, the Hotchkiss School, the Roosevelt School and the Dwight Englewood School.
He retired in 1980 and continued to be involved in private college placement, culinary skills and travel. He had traveled abroad extensively in his early years.
He was a life member of the Center Congregational Church of New Haven, Conn. For 22 years he was on the executive staff of the Yale Club of Northeastern New York and New Jersey (Bergen County) and New York state and Upper New York state. He was a member of the Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly, N.J., the Lake Placid Club, the American University Club in Beirut, Lebanon, and the Elks Club of Plattsburgh.
Mr. Adil is survived by his wife Linda of Lake Placid; his son, Philip A. Adil Jr., his wife Charlotte and their son Philip A. Adil III of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother Seymour of Wethersfield, Conn.; and a brother Anees of Yarmouth Port, Mass.
He was predeceased by a sister, Helen Curtis of Guilford, Conn. in 1977.
Interment at the North Elba Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Joseph Morgan will officiate. Friends may make memorials to the charity of one’s choice.
The Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.