Dale B. Adamson M.D.

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.

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Kevin Reymond from New York wrote on July 27, 2020:
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. Kevin Reymond
Ruthann Harrington from Herkimer wrote on July 27, 2020:
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Adamson at Little Falls Hospital transcribing his patient's reports and also got to know his son Jeremy who was a great friend to my grandson. Always saw the family at Sunday mass. Mary and family our thoughts and prayers to you. Jack, Ruthann
Tammy Toval from Cary wrote on July 27, 2020:
To the Adamson family I am so saddened by the passing of Dale. Words are not enough to express how I truly feel. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of the entire Watson Health team are with you. We pray for God's grace to get you thru the days and weeks ahead. Be blessed.
Dr. Priscilla Garlock from Herkimer, New York wrote on July 27, 2020:
I was greatly saddened to learn of the premature passing of my former colleague Dale Adamson. Mary and family: Remember that God is close to the broken hearted. Rely on His constant love and support during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you.
David Seeger from 160 Washington Spring Road. Palisades, New York 10964 wrote on July 27, 2020:
May God Bless Sensei, his family, and everyone he loved. -Kyoshi David Seeger, Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA
Tony and Aileen Wells from Orange Park wrote on July 26, 2020:
We will miss you. We will always remember you Love you Tony and Aileen
Doug & Linda Haas from Dolgeville. NY wrote on July 25, 2020:
It was with great sadness that Linda and I learned the news of the passing of my former colleague, friend, call-partner, patient, and my own personal doc. He directed our Little Falls Hospital Medical Staff well as President for several terms, and he was always in rare form as for several years we would judge the Christmas Door Decorating contest at the hospital. He always had a good and ready story about his kids, and you could just tell how proud he was of each of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary, and your family during this difficult time. May you all know God's special comfort. - Doug and Linda
Elliot Kornberg MD from COCOA BEACH wrote on July 25, 2020:
A great doctor from a great family.
Roy Josephson from Rockledge FL wrote on July 25, 2020:
Thank you for your care for my mother Alice in her final years, and especially for getting her to give up the keys to her car at age 95!
Tad & Annette McClenahan from Fort Myers , Florida wrote on July 24, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Adamson Family! I had the privilege to work with Dr Adamson in Little Falls. He loved his work and took his time with his patients to give them the best care possible. A true health care professional. With heartfelt condolences Tad & Annette McClenahan
Renee Hunt from Dolgeville, NY wrote on July 24, 2020:
My heart is heavy with the loss of an amazing man. Dale showed so much compassion and genuine concern for his patients, his number one concern was your comfort and care. To his family, I pray you find peace during this difficult time. I will forever carry the amazing memories of him caring for our family. Rest easy Dr. Adamson
Mike Ryan and Nannette Forteza from Little Falls, NY wrote on July 24, 2020:
Nannette and I are truly saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Adamson. He always had such a kind and easy-going disposition. He was a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Bill and Susan Pabes from little falls wrote on July 24, 2020:
Very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. A great person, friend, and Doctor. May you rest in peace...
Julia from Merritt Island wrote on July 24, 2020:
I was sad to hear that Dr. Adamson had passed. He was a great doctor who truly cared for his patients. He took good care of my mother and I. It will be difficult to find another doctor that compares. He will be missed. He shared how much he loved his family. My condolences to his family. May God carry you through this difficult time.
Lisa Pini from St Louis, Mo wrote on July 24, 2020:
Rest In Peace Dr Adamson. You took such good care of my mother when she lived in Herkimer. Your kindness towards her will never be forgotten. May your memory be eternal.
Amy Bowen from Little Falls wrote on July 24, 2020:
My condolences to the family.
Patricia (Pat) Casper from Topeka, Kansas wrote on July 24, 2020:
When my family went to visit the Brian and Iva while he was stationed at the Air Force hospital, Dale was just a small child and I remember instead of calling me Patty, he called me Potty (don't know if this was influenced by his father's English accent or not). Anyway, everyone got a good laugh. Dale was a first cousin of mine and his mother, Iva, and my dad, Harley (Pete) were brother and sister. Sorry that Dale's life on earth has ended but so glad he has a wonderful wife, children, and grandchildren who will hold on to his memory. God bless!
Kurt Tezel from Cocoa Beach wrote on July 24, 2020:
Sensei Adamson was a joy to be around. He was always the most enthusiastic one on the deck and brought the group up to his level. I also enjoyed our many conversations after class. He was generous with his time and had great insights into the martial arts. I will miss his presence on the deck but will make sure his indomitable spirit remains. Domo Arigato Sensei!
Michael Ogden from Little Falls wrote on July 24, 2020:
All of us at Little Falls Hospital are deeply saddened by the death of our physician, colleague and friend, Dr. Adamson. He has left a lasting legacy as a physician and leader in both the hospital and our community which will live on in all of our memories. The Board of Directors, medical staff, administration and all of the care team at Little Falls Hospital extend our heartfelt condolences to Mary and the entire Adamson family.
Irene Willey merrirt from Merritt Island wrote on July 24, 2020:
I was blessed to.have Dr Adamson as my physician. He showed great caring and concern for his patients. I

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