Born in Gonaïves, Haiti, in 1943. Adolphe was the fifth child in a family of eight children born to Arlet and Marie Anne Sajous. The family moved to Port-au-Prince after the older children graduated from elementary school, so they could continue their education, as there was no secondary school in Gonaïves. After passing the Bac exams, he left in 1965 for New York, where two older brothers were already living. He was hired by American Express Company as an accounting clerk and started attending college at night.
In 1971, he worked for International Paper Company while still attending college at night. He steadily moved up the corporate ladder and was a senior accountant when he left them in 1987 because they were moving their headquarters to Memphis and he did not want to relocate there.
Adolphe and his wife Marie-Therese were married in 1972 and they already had two children, Roselyn and Reginald, when they bought their house in Uniondale in 1979. He had recently graduated from Hunter College.
In Long Island, Adolphe worked for Lorenz Schneider Company in New Hyde Park until he retired in 2009.
During his free time, Adolphe liked playing tennis, piano, and swimming. Family was very important to him and he maintained strong relationships with his immediate and extended family. After retiring, he spent extensive time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed several trips with his wife, and several family members as well.
Adolphe passed away at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York after a long illness.
He is predeceased by his parents, Arlet and Marie Anne Sajous nee Valbrune, his sister Yolaine Hall nee Sajous, his brother Martijn Sajous, his brother-in-law Jean-Claude Villate, his sister-in-law Denise Sajous nee DeGraff his nephew Karim Sajous, his niece Chantal Petett nee Sajous.
He leaves behind his wife Marie Therese, his daughter Roselyn Blanchard nee Sajous, his son Reginald, his son-in-law Patrick Blanchard, his granddaughters Daniella, Alyssa and Sophia Blanchard, his brothers Gerald, Edouard, Kenny, Patrick, his sister Marie Therese Villate nee Sajous, many nieces and nephews and several cousins.
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