Staff Sergeant Adam J. Buffone

Published 10:50 am Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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Staff Sergeant Adam J. Buffone, 24, of Goldsboro, joined his Lord and Savior on Dec. 16, 2022,= while surrounded by his loving family.

Adam was born in Jamestown, N.Y. on April 30, 1998.

He is survived by: his parents, Lance and Julie Young Schamback of Statesville, and Chris Buffone and Wendy Williams-Marsden of Mocksville and her two daughters; his brother, Kyle Buffone of Ohau, HI; grandparents, Joseph and Marilyn Buffone of Baker, Fla., and Gary and Karen Schamback of North Venice, Fla.; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, some of whom were Adam’s very best friends; and his loving girlfriend.

Adam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Quentin and Grace Young of Jamestown, N.Y.

Adam graduated in 2016, from Davie High School. He joined the United States Air Force to defend his country in 2018. During Adam’s time in the miliary, he served in the 333rd Fighter Generation Squadron. He was a fierce leader who demonstrated service before self, integrity, and excellence in all he did. Adam was awarded Senior Airman Below the Zone and was a highly qualified Dedicated Crew Chief on Aircraft 86-186.

He was loved deeply by his family and played a pivotal role is their everyday life. With Adam’s passing our family will never be the same and his absence will always be noticed in everything we do. He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and loved taking adventures. One of his biggest priorities was spending quality time making memories with his family and friends. Adam enjoyed traveling to the mountains or the beach, fishing, hunting, time spent around the card table and snowboarding. He enjoyed rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Adam will be remembered by his loved ones for his unconditional love to his family, his dry sense of humor, his caring heart and his devotion to the United States Air Force.

A private family service with Military honors was held at the Chapel at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys. This was a special place to Adam as he attended summer camp here for 11 years where he proudly earned Little Chief.  A Military service will be held on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Adam’s honor will be accepted at the following: Camp Ridgecrest for Boys Alumni Assoc., PO Box 279, Ridgecrest, NC 28770. Please make a note “In the memory of Adam Buffone for Scholarships;” to Wounded Warriors online at in honor and memorial of Adam Buffone; or SECU Family House, 123 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, or online at  Please make a note “In the memory of Adam Buffone”.