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Adam Comarow

November 15, 1981 — January 20, 2024


Adam Matthew Comarow, 42, died unexpectedly January 20, 2024. He is survived by his parents, Avery and Debby Comarow of Potomac, MD; a sister, Danielle Iannacco (Giancarlo) of Chadds Ford, PA, and nephews Alex and Max Iannacco of Chadds Ford. 


Adam grew up in Great Falls, VA, and Potomac and graduated from Churchill High School, where he wrote for the student newspaper and played singles on the tennis team that won four consecutive county championships from 1997 to 2000. He enjoyed being a camp counselor during his high-school years. 


A graduate of Towson University, Adam worked in retail and as a USPTA-certified tennis instructor. He lived in Cockeysville, MD, at the time of his death. His companion for many years was a cat, M.J., adopted as a kitten from a litter of strays in North Carolina, where he was living at the time. 


Adam’s interests were serious. Music was among them. His knowledge of hundreds of artists and groups and their musical evolution was encyclopedic. He made dozens of mix CDs for his parents to introduce them to singers and songs he thought they’d like. 


Duke basketball was another of his passions. For several years, Adam’s “Comarow’s Corner” podcasts put the Blue Devils under his critical lens. He dissected recruiting, chemistry, coaching, and game play for an hour or more every week. Writing, polishing, and recording each podcast took at least 10 times that long. For Duke fans who shared Adam’s intense focus, his insights were a gift. 


Adam was just as intense about the events shaping our times. He came to feel that decision-makers care only about gaining and holding power, and it made him furious. He would post his opinions and demand change. At the top of his Twitter page he pinned the salutation: “Welcome to the cult of morality and a spine. It's the loneliest of all the cults.”


A remembrance of Adam’s life is planned for a later date.


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