Robert Adams

Obituary of Robert Ray Adams

Robert R. Adams, 81, of Long Lake, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022, at AMC Saranac Lake, surrounded by his immediate family. Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna, sister Alice Caruso of Long Island, his sons Robert Adams Jr. (Christine), Michael Adams (Diane), John Adams (Ramona), Richard Adams (Lisa), daughter Joni Barney (Richard II); unofficial children Lisa McCall, George Negri, Madeline and Raymond Adams, Daniel Atlas, Becky Branshaud; grandchildren Michael J., Logan R., Kelly A., Gary, Andrew J.(Tatum), Samuel, Kelsie M., David R.(Alyssa), Richard K. III, Kaylee R., Cecelia-Jay M., Ryan N., Emma M.; 8 great-grandchildren including Greyson and Gavin and another one due in June as well as several nieces and nephews and close friend Robert Atlas, who were very dear to him. Robert was predeceased by his parents Harry and Alice Adams of Shirley NY, brother Harry Jr. (Annette) of Long Lake, sister Dorothy (Rudy) Lence of Forest Hills NY, and MIL Laura Hoffman of Long Beach NY. Born September 2, 1940 in Flushing, Queens, NY, when ‘Bob’ graduated high school, he was already an entrepreneur, making and selling concrete lawn ornaments. In 1958 he began installing aluminum siding for a home improvement company; from there he started his own business and was self-employed the rest of his life; he had several businesses. He purchased his first home in ‘66 in Mineola where he enjoyed remodeling it, swimming in his pool, building and flying remote control planes, restoring his precious 1911 Cadillac Touring car and showing it at car shows as well as transporting several brides and grooms at local weddings. He also had lots of fun coaching little league and hockey as well as attending his children’s events, recitals and concerts. Another joy was raising, breeding and showing their Great Danes. In 1971, the 36-acre property that he purchased in Long Lake, NY became his family’s home in 1980 until present day, where he started a small working farm by clearing all the land, designing and building the house, barn, garage/shop, followed by post and beam cabin, 6-unit convertible motel and eventually Donna's yarn shop. He was a logger, driving his truck long hours and built many homes and camps as well as kitchen and gun cabinets, tables, Adk chairs, and repairing anything made out of wood, including spinning wheels. He thoroughly enjoyed his horses, fresh eggs and golden retrievers. Bob was a member of the Long Lake Fire Dept. and the Rescue Squad as well as retiring from the LL Lions Club as President. He loved participating in the local town events including the LL 100 miler and parades with the farm animals, horses, carriage and log truck. He was always one to ‘do whatever it takes’ to get the job done and also ‘willing to lend a hand, if he could’. He was a loving, caring ‘bratt’ husband, dad and provider, and was always able to give that little extra help to his family when they needed him. Bob was also very wise, as he would always shout out some phrase like, “Be careful driving on wet leaves” or “To stay out of a situation, don’t get into one”. He will be forever loved and missed. A very nice service and calling hours were held Friday, May 13, 2022 at the LL United Calvary Methodist Church. There will be a graveside service at the Long Lake Cemetery, Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11 am, for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Robert, to the Long Lake Rescue Squad for their endless service to the community. The Adams family would like to thank Everyone for their thoughts and prayers, and who helped, cooked, transported or just called and texted to check on Bob and Donna during their difficult time. Online condolences can be made to

Calling Hours/Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, May 13, 2022
Calvary United Methodist Long Lake
1208 Main Street
Long Lake, New York, United States
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