Bernard "Bun" Adams Sr.

August 14, 1933October 31, 2012

Mr. Bernard B. “Bun” Adams Sr., age 79, of Potsdam, NY 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 am 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, N.Y. Online condolences can be sent 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; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is 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, NY 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.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 2, 2012

Bernard "Bun" Adams Sr.

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Joyce CoLLER

November 4, 2012

Bernie and family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Gert and I worked together at Clarson for many years. They were a nice couple. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joyce coller

Greg and Kathy Pittel

November 3, 2012

Dear Gert, Bernie and Family,

Very sorry to hear about Uncle Bun. Memories of a fun and outgoing Uncle will always be treasured and remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Members VFW

November 2, 2012

Dear Adams family, We, the members of the Potsdam VFW, are sorry for your loss and send our condolences. We also would like to thank Bernie for his service to our great country.

Jo ann Adams

November 2, 2012

Dear Phil,Bernie and family,
I am sorry i could not be with you,but my throughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember the good time we all had
My love Aunt Jo Ann

John Bronson

November 2, 2012

Dearest Aunt Gert, Bernie, Phil, Ann Marie, Jimmy, Family Members and Bun's Friends:
My thoughts are with you during this sad time. With fond memories and my sympathy, John Bronson

Bob Narrow

November 2, 2012

Bernie and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. We always had a good time with them at the VFW and Moose.

Bob and Deloras Narrow

Mega Ladouceur

November 2, 2012

Mrs. Adams, Phil, Bernie & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Fond memories of the hockey years with the brothers. Megan Corbett Ladouceur

Joe and Cheryl Conklin

November 2, 2012

Dear Gert, Bernie and family,

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Uncle Bun was always fun to be around. Our thoughts are with you.

Gary & Pam Pittel

November 2, 2012

Dear Gert, Phil, Bernie & family, So sorry to hear about Bun. He was the best. Gary and I always had such great times with Bun & Gert when we were able to get up there. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.. Love Gary, Pam & family..

Bob Smith

November 1, 2012

Dear Gert, Bernie & Family:
It was sad to hear about your loss. Bun was a great Friend and will be deeply missed. My condolence is with you.

Bob Smith