Mr. Bernard B. “Bun” Adams Sr., age 79, of Potsdam, passed away on October 31, 2012 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. A mass of Christian burial for Bun will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam, NY with Msgr. Robert Aucoin celebrant. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to the Justice for Garrett Phillips Reward Fund @ 1127 Old-Potsdam-Parishville Rd, Potsdam, NY 13676. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam. Online condolences can be sent @www.garnerfh.com.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Gertrude Adams of Potsdam; his sons, Bernard Adams Jr., Phil (Allison) Adams of Potsdam and Jim (Donna) Calnon of WA; a daughter, Ann (Pete) Ciadella of AZ; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, George, Ronald and Jim Adams; and sisters Gertrude LaBaff, Anna Conklin, Catherine Saber and Dorothy Patel.
Mr. Bernard B. Adams was born on August 14, 1933 in Potsdam, to the late Joseph and Gertrude Saber Adams. He was a graduate of Potsdam Central School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was stationed on the USS Ticonderoga. Upon his honorable discharge he returned home and in 1961 he was married to Annie Gertrude Maguire-Calnon. Mr. Adams worked at Reynolds Metals for over 37 years. He was a charter member of the Potsdam Moose Lodge and also a member of St. Mary’s Church.