John James Addabbo, 64, a certified public accountant here for the last 30 years who played saxophone and clarinet with local society bands, died Monday at George Washington University Hospital after a stroke.
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Addabbo moved to Ozone Park, N.Y., with his family at an early age. He moved to the Washington area after serving as a sergeant in the Army from 1940 to 1945.
He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from George Washington University in 1948 and was licensed as a certified public accountant in 1950. He worked for a local CPA firm and for the American Instrument Co. here before going into business for himself in 1955.
A longtime member of the D.C. Federation of Musicians, he played with a number of society bands, including the Meyer Davis and Sidney orchestras. He was said to have played at inaugural balls for presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.
Mr. Addabbo lived in Silver Spring and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church there.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marian Denny, and a son, John D., both of Silver Spring; two daughters, Carole Ann, of Waterford, Conn., and Teresa Susan, of Evergreen, Colo., and his parents, Dominic and Anna Addabbo, two sisters, Frances Goglia and Carmella Messina, and a brother, Rep. Joseph P. Addabbo (D-N.Y.), all of Ozone Park.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a charity of one's choice.