Farewell Henry Addabbo, the Amalfi Coast mourns a great man of sport and Value
The Amalfi Coast piangeun big and athletic men whose professionalism mixed with kindness made him well-wishes from everyone.
Emiliano Amato, director of “IlVescovado” remembers him thus:
“He, a strong man, tenacious, the statuesque, the picture of health, true sportsman, he had done his philosophy of life and also his profession of physical well-being, which in his physiotherapy center has treated and cured many patients of Amalfi Coast, was defeated in its most important challenge.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) devoured him. That cruel disease that does not forgive and strikes the strongest precisely in their vitality, with progressive muscular paralysis reflecting degeneration of motor neurons in the corticospinal tracts, brainstem and spinal cord.
His powerful arms, often stretched to the sky, for years have rowed for the Amalfi blue galleon in the prestigious rowing race of the Ancient Maritime Republics. For him unforgettable extraordinary regatta of 1983 in the Thames with four other British crews.
His torch was passed to his son Alexander, who has followed his father’s footsteps – winning on home waters in 2012 – in 2016 and graduating in Physiotherapy at the University of Salerno with honors. With her sister Erica, Doctor of Science in Nutrition, and mum Sandra, has recently carried out heads held high and with the usual professionalism physiotherapy center and gym Sport & Health Atrani, even without a dad.
Today the Amalfi Coast lost a very valuable man, a gentleman, a passionate professional, like few others, a father and an exemplary husband, love of his family, his land and life. A life that ended too soon and bitterly by some strange twist of fate.
The funeral will be held on Friday, July 3, at 9:30, in the Cathedral of Amalfi.