Adam Lawrence Pringle, a native Denverite, passed away June 20, 2018, in Kensington, Calif. He was 38. Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the June 25 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“He will be missed by all who knew and loved him,” his sister Julie Gayle Pringle said.
Mr. Pringle was born April 17, 1980, in Denver and lived in Centennial for most of his childhood. He grew up with a passion for baseball, computers, music, chess and books.
He graduated Cherry Creek High in 1998 and attended Colorado College, where he graduated with a mathematics degree in 2001. He went to Washington University in St. Louis to obtain a master’s in math but chose to abandon his dream of becoming a professor.
Mr. Pringle took a job as an actuary for Safeco Insurance. In 2004, he attended the University of Illinois to pursue an MA in philosophy. He graduated in 2006 and enrolled at UC-Berkeley to earn a PhD in philosophy; he also worked as a teaching assistant there.
In 2009, the year his father became ill, Mr. Pringle’s own health detiorated. He left school to focus on getting better.
He wrote a philosophy book and also became a great guitar player.
Mr. Pringle also competed successfully in semi professional chess tournaments.
In 2016, Mr. Pringle developed an intense interest in helping people with mental illness because he and other family members struggled with mental problems and addiction issues.
Mr. Pringle attended Contra Costa County California’s Community College Program Spirit and graduated in May, 2018, with a degree in therapy.
He was finishing his drug and alcohol certification and was about to start an internship with a mental health facility in Contra Costa County when he passed away.
A supporter of Israel, Mr. Pringle spent time and money on Israel causes, especially the Friends of the IDF.
He loved his dog Sprinkles, an adopted chihuahua.
“People probably don’t realize that Adam’s greatest quality was his sense of humor,” his sister said. “He could make people laugh until they cried.
“His life was cut too short,”his sister said. “He had so much to offer the world.
“Now Adam is with the big man in the sky, his beloved animals and his mom and dad, whom he loved so much.”
Mr. Pringle is survived by his sister Julie Pringle of Aurora.
Contributions may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Humane Society or Friends of the IDF.
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