Born on December 19, 1955 in San Diego, California
Departed in Melbourne, Florida on July 18, 2020
Dr. Dale Brian Adamson, age 64, passed away on July 18, 2020, unexpectedly. He passed away surrounded by the loving voices of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. John Brian Adamson and mother Iva Lois Adamson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Mary Adamson, and his sister Aileen Wells. Dale and Mary had five beautiful children together: Heather, Meagan, Jonathan, Shannon, and Jeremy. They welcomed their “bonus children” with loving arms: Mark, Leo, Maddie, Zac, and Emily respectively, along with their grandbabies, Leo, Hazel and Baby Rani, expected in the Fall. His greatest love was that for his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Dale dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the care of others. He spent the majority of his career practicing Family Medicine at Little Falls Hospital in Little Falls, NY. A few years ago, Dale and Mary returned to Melbourne, where Dale practiced medicine at HealthFirst Merritt Island Clinic. Dale had a great love for his patients, appreciation for his colleagues and a passion for helping others that inspired those who knew him.
Dale enjoyed thunderstorms, ocean breezes, Shorin-Ryu Karate, James Bond movies, gin and tonics with three olives, and the occasional Vesper martini. He and his family also adored Disney. Dale’s favorite character was Tigger and you would often hear him sing, “…the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I’m the only one”. And that he was— a one-of-a-kind caring soul that left this earth before his time.
From his family: Rest in Peace my Sweetheart, my Daddy, my Pop Pop.
Funeral services will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10am. The church is located at 5655 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, FL. If you choose to attend the service, the family asks that guests adhere to current CDC precautions, including social distancing guidelines and wearing a face covering.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the IPF Foundation to support research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a cause near to Dale’s heart. www.Ipffoundation.org.
I was very saddened by the untimely death of Dale. He was my family doctor and we had many deep conversations during consultations about life.
so very sad and my thoughts go out to his family.
Mrs. Adamson, Jon and family,
Our sincerest condolences to you all. We will remember Dr. Adamson as a caring and wonderful person. I remember Jon from Herkimer School as I was a substitute teacher. May he rest in peace.
Dear Mary and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Doctor Dale Adamson served as my PCP for about a decade via the Little Falls Hospital, New York. Doc Dale is remembered as cool, calm and collected -- and a highly professional healthcare provider. Sadly, RIP Doctor Adamson.
Our deepest sympathy go out to Dr Adamsons family. He will be missed by everyone that’s life he touched. We feel very honored to have known him. Thank you Dr Adamson for taking such wonderful care of my husband. Prayers go out to his family that he adored and spoke of often with beaming pride. God Bless You All in this hard time.
I was lucky enough to have Dr D assigned as my PCP about 6 years ago. He got me through a bad patch of debilitating stenosis by listening and not lecturing and most of all by following up with my many treatments. I returned to work last fall because of Dr Dale. He will be sorely missed and impossible to replace. Rest In Peace good sir. No one deserves it more
I am saddened to learn of the untimely death of Dr. Dale Adamson. I learned a great deal from him about my health, longevity, and the health system in our country. He never allowed my minor maladies to cloud his vision and remained focused my primary health needs. I have never met a physician who cared as much about the wellbeing of his patients. I will miss him dearly.
He was always very compassionate and caring towards my 85 year old mother.You will be sorely missed.
I am speechless to receive such sad news in a letter from Health First, that my primary care physician is no longer with us. He was a great, compassionate guy. i admired his thinking and decisions when it came time to diagnose. He was much too young to leave us. My heart goes out to his beloved family. Please let it be comforting to know how many people loved and admired him.
We retired to Florida 9 years ago and were blessed to have had Adamson as our family doctor. He was a compassionate and sensitive man and we are better for having had him in our lives. We were saddened to hear of his passing and send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Adamson in Little Falls when I was the pharmacist at Hannaford and for many years we had a very friendly professional relationship. Fast forward a couple of decades when I moved to Florida and came across him again in my search for a primary care physician. He was always a great listener and I recommended him many times. I am shocked and saddened by his passing and extend my sympathies to his family and friends.
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Dr. Dale's unexpected passing. He was our primary care doctor with a true gift for compassionate healing. He never rushed you and listened to everything you had to say. It was a joy to hear him speak of his family with such affection. He will be greatly missed - but we are thankful we had him touch our lives. Our condolences to his family and all who knew him. Maurice & Jackie
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family, friends, patients and colleagues are in my prayers.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. A (what I always called him). I worked in the Little Falls ER and I remember him teasing me about how pleasant I was when I talked to him on the phone. When Dr’s were on call I absolutely hated calling them in late at night and I remember him telling me I worried to much. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary and the family. Taken all to soon, may he Rest In Peace.
Prayers and thoughts to Mary and family. I worked with Dr. Adamson at LFH. My grandson was a good friend with Jeremy. I also got to know Mary through the boys. Rest in peace.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Shannon through her work at High Risk Hope. She has often talked fondly of her dad, making it very clear how much she loves him. I was devastated to learn of his passing and wanted to send my heartfelt condolences to your entire family. He must have been a great man and dad to raise such a wonderful daughter ❤️
Our deepest sympathy to Dale's family. Dale was our doctor, fellow karate deshi, and most important our friend. During a difficult time in Cape Canaveral Hospital, Dale was there for me with Starbucks coffee and uplifting conversation. It meant so much to have that interaction with someone that really cared. Ron and Pat Marchetti
May God Bless you and your family Uncle Dale.
May peace be with you in heaven.
We are so saddened to hear of Dr. Adamson’s passing. He was my husband Tim’s doctor from the time he began his practice in Little Falls and became the doctor of two of our three sons. When our oldest son, Jack, was battling melanoma and needed regular hydration at Little Falls hospital, Dr. Adamson gave the nurses the directions to call him whenever Jack was there and he walked over from his office to check in on Jack and visit with us for a bit. Never a charge, just because he cared. A special man and a special doctor. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all. God bless.💛
I met Dale when he was a young, energetic medical student, much like his son now. As I grew to know him as a neighbor and friend, many aspects of his admirable character rubbed off on me. These great characteristics made him not only a great professional, but also a great man & my very best friend.
He was extremely dedicated to the medical arts. From the second I met him as a medical student; while others slept, he studied. It was almost as if he knew he’d be the gatekeeper of heath for many people in Little Falls, NY. He did it not to be the best in his class, rather to be the best possible doctor for his future patients.
Dale never spoke ill of anyone. To my son, Dale was a “sensei” - I believe it was this temperament that made him such a great teacher and great friend to everyone in my family.
Along the same lines, Dale never hesitated to put himself in the shoes of others. I admire so much his ability to approach life as empathetically as possible. Before judging someone for their actions, it is important to remember that we have no idea what they are going through.
While these are only three aspects of Dale’s character, they are the ones that have stood out to me so much over our friendship. I’ll never forget the countless memories of my favorite neighbor, best friend, medical colleague, and empathic sensei.
My deepest sympathies to the Adamson family. I knew Dale through Shorin Ryu Karate. He had a big spirit and was inspirational. He will be missed.