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Michael Kofi Adu

September 18, 1981 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 37)

Dr. Michael Kofi Adu, age 37, of Columbia, Maryland, passed away on January 13, 2019.

He was born in 1981 to John Hammond Adu and Dorcas Dansoa. Michael was a member of the New Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church. Michael was a talented physical therapist and founded Physiocare Rehab and Wellness in 2017. In 2010, he married the love of his life Marie Barton, and together they had two children that were his pride and joy, Madison and Micah. Michael was dedicated to his family and friends, and made sure that they were his first priority.

Michael's hobbies included traveling, hosting impromptu barbeques, playing basketball, and trying new things. He also enjoyed watching sports and all things Detroit, especially the Detroit Lions.  As a foodie, he recently set a goal to eat at 3 highly rated Michelin star restaurants.  Michael was also an aspiring beekeeper and planned to begin classes in February of this year. He loved life and took every opportunity to spend time with the people who meant the world to him.  

On the afternoon of Sunday, January 13, 2019, he collapsed while going to support a friend at an athletic event, and was unable to be resuscitated. We do not know why the Lord allowed him to rest at this time, but we hold on to the hope that we will see him again.

Michael is survived by his wife Marie, children Madison and Micah, parents John and Gillian, brothers Caleb and Joseph, sister Yasmina, sisters-in-law Toula and Kahmilah, and nieces Isabelle and Madeline. Michael will also be forever remembered by numerous extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorcas.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM on Sunday at the New Hope Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 12350 Hall Shop Road, Fulton, Maryland. A Celebration of Michael's life will be held at 11:00 AM at the church.

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