East Haddam - Charles A. Adams, 69, of East Haddam, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
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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 SchÃ¼tzenverein, 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.
Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home
490 Voluntown Rd
Jewett City, CT 06351
Published in The Day on May 23, 2014