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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Sarah Cauley from Tampa FL wrote on July 23, 2020:
I am a friend of Shannon’s and my heart and prayers go out to the family. I have heard so many sweet stories about Shannon’s father.
Michele Liscio Trzepacz and Mother Lena from Little Falls, NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As a nurse I had the privledge of working with Dr. Adamson. He was great to work with, loved his patients and new his stuff he has been missed. He was my parents doctor. My Dad since passed loved him they talked at all his visit about this and that... Dad thought the world of him. Mom too he was just so good to them. Would see he and his family every Sunday at Holy Family Parish in Little Falls, beautiful family! There are no words to make things better but you all have memories and love for a lifetime and he is there just look to the stars his is the brightest Love and Light Michele and Lena!!!!❤️💋🙏
Steven G. Leach from Arlington wrote on July 23, 2020:
I am saddened to learn of my cousin’s death and send my condolences to the family he leaves behind.
Leann Weaver from Dolgeville, NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Dear Mary and family, Scott and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Adamson. He was wonderful to our little Lauren and always made time for the "concerning" question we would have. I loved watching Dr. Adamson and Mary dance together at our LF Hospital Christmas parties. You could feel the love between them. God bless you all. Our condolences , Leann and Scott Weaver
Becky Edick Estey from Little Falls wrote on July 23, 2020:
Mary and Family so sorry to hear of Dr's passing. He helped my Dad (Willard Edick) stay on earth with our family a little longer. Good man...
Dan and Jennifer Goldstein from Little Falls wrote on July 23, 2020:
Mary, Heather, Meagan, Jonathan, Shannon, and Jeremy. Our thoughts are with all of you. Working with Dr. Adamson and meeting all of you had a profound impact on me and our family. Love you- Jenn
Peggy Scarano from Little Falls, NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Dear Mary and Family, I was so sadden to hear of Dale's passing. I remember his easy smile passing through the halls of LF Hospital. I also remember you all as a family attending church on Sundays with someone always trying to keep Jeremy busy and quiet. Peace and blessings to all of you. With heartfelt condolences, Peg and Rocco Scarano
Tom and Julie Basel from Poland, NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Dr. Adamson cared for our family for many years while practicing in Little Falls. He and his attended our church, and we were blessed to work with his son, Jeremy, during religious education classes. Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you during this very difficult time. He touched our lives, as I know did for so many.
Kathy and Ron Mocko from Titusville, FL and Little Falls, NY wrote on July 23, 2020:
Our sincere sympathies to the Adamson family. We have all lost a treasure of a doctor. You have lost your beloved husband, dad, and grand-dad. He will be forever missed. Kathy and Ron
Ivy and Jesse Bailey and Family from Little falls, NY wrote on July 22, 2020:
We are so sad to lose our great friend of more than 30 years. We will miss you so much , and we will always be there for Mary and the children. We will remember you Forever. The Bailey’s
Patty Haman from Melbourne wrote on July 22, 2020:
A wonderfully generous man who treated me as a sister and my children as his own. Had your favorite dinner Dale, Marie Candaars chicken pot pie! You will be missed but never forgotten❤️ Love you, Patty
David C. Kleinschnitz from Dothan Al wrote on July 22, 2020:
I was a young man when i first met Dale. He and Mary were free spirits of the time. Over the years i never got to spend a lot of time getting better to know Dale in his adult life, but there was no questioning his commitment and passion for his work, his family and those around him. He was interesting to talk to and debate with. His views were large yet simple to understand. I have always felt that the ultimate compliment for a doctor, was to have a steady and compassionate bedside manner. That he did well !!! Dale was a champion! Im sure his children will carry forward his name and serve it well. God Bless ya’ll Davey, Michele, Jacob, Clayton, Lucas, Garrett “The Alabama 6”
Jackie & Ed Fust from DeLand wrote on July 22, 2020:
Dale was an amazing husband, father, grandfather & friend. We will miss him dearly.
Mark smith from Utica NY wrote on July 22, 2020:
We are very saddened by the passing of this gentle soul. Dale was one of a kind, and And will be remembered as a kind man. We all mourn his loss
Mary Judd from Little falls, my ml wrote on July 22, 2020:
I am so sad to learn of dr. Adamson ' passing He cared for my husband, Chris. He was a wonderful human being.he really cared for his patients We missed him so much when he left for Florida Heaven is rejoicing and we will be together again.i wish his family peace.
Anna Flanigan from Merritt Island wrote on July 22, 2020:
One of the best Dr. ever. So sorry for the family. I will miss him as my primary care Dr. Rest In Peace Doc
RickJudd from Herkimer,ny wrote on July 22, 2020:
Our sincere condolence to the Adameson family,,it was always a joy to have a medical appt with Dale an spend triple our time talking high school basketball. It was my absolute pleasure to know him an thank him for the care of my father in his trying times.. we are truly sorry for your loss.

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