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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Renee Frederick from Dolgeville wrote on July 24, 2020:
Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends at such a tragic time.
Patricia Carlson from Merritt Island wrote on July 24, 2020:
My heart is truly broken over the passing of Dr. Adamson. He was the most caring and compassionate physician and I loved the way he would talk about his family. I can't imagine the grief they must be going through for the loss of this jewel of a man.
Mark Horton from Fort Myers, FL wrote on July 24, 2020:
My deepest condolences to Mary and the family. I have many fond memories working with Dale at Bassett Healthcare Little Falls Primary Care.
Kristine Massocco from New Hartford wrote on July 24, 2020:
Dr Adamson was my doctor for years through Little Falls Hospital. He was so kind and compassionate. When I found out that I had throat cancer, he did everything in his power to make me feel at ease. He always was willing to share wonderful stories about his wife and children. He always seemed like he was in the best mood. Not easy to do when you work as hard as he did. Rest in Eternal Peace Dr. Adamson. You will be missed by so many.
Sheri and Ron Grosse from Ilion wrote on July 23, 2020:
Dear sweet family, we are so sorry for your loss, we loved Dr A, he was a great man and Dr to my husband Ron, we were sad to see him move away, he was a great Dr, HUGS to All
Dorothy Kercher from Merritt Island wrote on July 23, 2020:
I was very sorry to hear of Dr Dale's passing. He took great care of my husband and me . He always knew what was best for us and it was obvious that he was truly concerned about our health problems. He used to ask us "what trouble have you caused now?" He will be missed. I'm so sorry for his family's loss.
Irene k Willey from Merritt Island, fl wrote on July 23, 2020:
A beloved caregiver. More than a physician, a dear.and caring friend There will not likely be anybody that can replace him. I can't imagine the pain his family is suffering.
Linda Willett Parrish from Cocoa Beach wrote on July 23, 2020:
So sorry to hear of his passing. We were happy to have him back in our Hospital family. His Dad was the Pathologist of the Laboratory at Cape Canaveral Hospital for many years. I also enjoyed knowing Dale and Mary while working at his Dad's private Lab. Dale had his office on the first floor . May all your memories of the years past help in this difficult time.
Jean Edmunds from Merritt Island wrote on July 23, 2020:
My friend Dr.Dale Adamson, is gone, too soon. Our families became lifelong friends when I worked with him, his first year in practice, in CBeach. Our kids played together,when they were so little. We kept in touch while they lived in New York. Upon coming back, I became his patient, and we remained close friends. I will forever miss him, he has left such a hole in my heart. Go softly my friend, sleep well and know that I will think of you often,with great respect. My heart to yours and much love and prayers for Mary and the kids, from Jeanie and Randy. To God Be the Glory.
George Craig Hebert from zephyrhills wrote on July 23, 2020:
Mary I am so sorry for you and your family's loss...from the first time I walked into your office in Herkimer I knew I had a great doctor and what proved to be a good friend rest in piece Dale
G.CraigHebert from zephyrhills wrote on July 23, 2020:
Mary I am so so sorry for you and your family...from my first appointment with him and you in his Herkimer office I knew I had found a great doctor and a good friend....rest in peace my friend
The Jodway’s from Little Falls NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Best Doctor Ever! Before we even talked medical we made “side bets” on basketball games! Our sons were rivals who became friends. Rest In Peace Dr. A you were a good soul. MaryBeth & Bummer
Lisa Rosenberg from New York wrote on July 23, 2020:
I started my karate journey in 1998 at the Midtown Dojo and although I never met Sensei Adamson, I heard wonderful stories as well as his thoughts of the week. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family Domo Arigato Lisa Rosenberg Ni-Dan
Robert Bulger from Dolgeville NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Thank you for the care you gave me. As your patient at LFG.
Laura Ficker from Merritt Island,FL wrote on July 23, 2020:
My prayers for Mary and family
David Baker from New York, NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
To the Adamson family: Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss of our dear friend, Sensei Adamson, whom I have had the privilege of knowing since he began training karate under Hanshi Scaglione in 1989. He was a happy warrior on the deck, and a great source of medical and health knowledge off the deck. He helped me on medical information on a number of the Technique of the Week articles I have written over the years. And his continued practice (both karate and medical) after moving to, first Naples, FL, and then Mohawk Valley, NY, with his children training along, was an inspiration to us all for “Keeping the line moving” and passing down to the next generation this great gift we were given – Shorin-Ryu Karate – from Grand Master Ueshiro. Please know that we pray for you, knowing that the world is better for having had such a wonderful man, father, husband, Sensei and doctor. But that does not lessen the great pain and sorrow that you must feel. I just ask that you keep that in your hearts as you grieve, that we very much cherish the time we had with him. That our lives are better for that experience. And we thank him for that. Love and Arigato, Kyoshi David Baker New York, NY
Mindie Schaffer from Ilion wrote on July 23, 2020:
Gone way to soon forever in my heart. Great teacher, friend, doctor and had love for his patients like no other I have ever seen. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember working with him, seeing Mary and the kids on a daily. He always had a big smile on his face that would light up the room. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! God bless you all... and may he rest in peace❤❤❤
Kris (Blanchard) Hameister from Little Falls wrote on July 23, 2020:
Mary & family~ I was so saddened to hear about Dr. Adamson’s passing. I had many fond memories of my days working along with him, back in the days of the “good old LFH”! I was an ultrasound tech there and head many ICU call-ins and a lot of times, there would be Dr. A behind the desk.... My heart goes out to you all!!
Robert Miler from Cape Canaveral wrote on July 23, 2020:
Dr. Adamson was my primary care Doctor for many years. He always showed great care and unlimited time caring for me. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Hillary Kelly MS, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC wrote on July 23, 2020:
My sincerest condolences to your entire family for your loss! I will always think of Dr. Adamson fondly from my days in the ER as a nurse and then my advancement to collaborating with him as his Nurse Practitioner. He taught me how to think like a clinician, how to be a good provider. I still carry those lessons years later. He will be greatly missed!

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