Charles A. Adams

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East Haddam - Charles A. Adams, 69, of East Haddam, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

He was born August 18, 1944, in Norwich, son of Julia (Bernacki) and Albert Adams. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1962. After earning a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1967, he returned to NFA to teach English literature for 36 years, until retiring in 2003. He earned a master's degree from the University of Hartford in 1975. As a NFA faculty member, he advised the Cranston House Council and coached the NFA rifle team to several State High School Championships.

An avid Sherlock Holmes fan, he was a member of The Baker Street Irregulars and founded a local Sherlockian group, the Winter Assizes at Norwich. He was a competitive rifle shooter and a member of the Black Hawk Rifle Club, the Corporal Digby Hand Schützenverein, and the Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club where he participated in the Mohegan, Southwestern, and Nite Owl Rifle Leagues. Most recently, Charlie coached a Digby Hand team to a National Record at the National Smallbore Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol (Polomski); son, Chris and daughter-in-law, Dianne, of Norwich; and older brother, Albert of Virginia Beach, Va.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Quaker Hill Rod & Gun Club, 261 Oxoboxo Dam Road, Oakdale. A private funeral service for family and close friends will be held at a later date.

The Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Jewett City has been entrusted with the arrangements.

For online condolences please go to www.gagnepiechowski.com.
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Published in The Day on May 23, 2014
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