Local resident Jeffrey Adam, 22, died June 26 after the onset of a sudden illness that was later diagnosed as meningitis.
A graduate of , he was well known in sports circles for his achievements as a high-jumper, winning numerous events locally and at the state level. In addition, Adam was an avid sailor and traveled the world with the sailing community in Dana Point.
Services have been finalized and will be held Tuesday, July 5, at the Dana Point Yacht Club. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the memorial service will include speakers from Dana Hills High School, the Dana Point sailing community, friends and his sister, Brittany.
Wednesday night at the O.C. Sailing youth docks, there was a scheduled event for Adam, whose boat was also anchored in the basin. Afterward, family and friends gathered for a barbecue and bonfire memorial.
Friends on Facebook are posting messages of condolence, prayers and thoughts on Adam's page and that of his sister. Community members in Laguna Niguel, J Serra Catholic High School (where Adam's mother works) and neighborhood friends have been providing meals, gifts cards and spiritual support.
Following the memorial service July 5, the family will fly to the Philadelphia area, where Adam will be laid to rest in the family plot in West Chester, PA.