Robert "Charlie" Adams
1939 - 2020
Tasker Funeral Home - Dover
621 Central Ave
Dover, NH
DOVER – Robert "Charlie" Adams, 80 of Dover, N.H., died Sunday Oct. 11, 2020 at the Hyder Family Hospice House after a long illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1939 in Burlington, Vt., he spent his childhood in Brandon, Vt. where, in the freedom of a small rural town, he learned the joys of sports and the outdoor life that would remain with him for the rest of his life.

A graduate of Deerfield Academy, he earned his bachelor's degree from Williams College and his master's and doctorate degrees from Clark University. His career in education began when he returned to Deerfield as a Master for two years. Then in 1967, he joined the Geography Department at the University of New Hampshire. There, for the next 27 years, he taught a variety of courses but principally those in meteorology and climatology. He also served as N.H. State Climatologist for many years.

Outside of his professional life, he had many interests, but none was more important to him than the companionship of friends with whom he shared those interests. Indeed, of all things in life, he valued friends the most and most cherished of all was his best friend, companion and wife of 47 years – Dr. Patricia Adams, the highly respected and beloved Dover pediatrician who passed away in 2015.

At his request there will be no services. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor and memory of his wife to: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation – 789 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820 designated for the Patricia C. Adams Endowment Fund for Children's Care

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Published by Foster's Daily Democrat from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Suzanne Gagnon
December 6, 2020
Charlie and Pat were a devoted couple. When they wed to vow “In sickness and health”, Charlie was a man of his word, he never tired taking care of Pat, despite the fact that he had his own serious health problems.
Most days if you wanted to find Charlie, he was on the putting green, a smile and a grin on his face, now you have made par, RIP.
Dick & Virginia Petrie.
November 1, 2020.
November 1, 2020
Pat and Charlie you'll always hold a special place in my heart.
Sarah Turner
October 26, 2020
Charlie was One of A Kind!! Having him first as a Professor at UNH in the Early 80s was not as fun as meeting him through his wife Pat who I spent a lot of time with on Horse adventures! His quick wit and contagious laugh always made for a memorable moment! RIP Charlie!
Mary Ann Davis
October 25, 2020
We have many great memories of Pat and Charlie in their golden days, entertaining everyone on Kentucky Derby Day parties, Charlie ribbing one and all with his great sense of humor, Pat's great love for her horses, and her patients, Charlies' great love for golf, their shared love of the beautiful colonial home they so lovingly restored. The last 25 years were so tough for both of them we wish Charlie perfect golf weather, sunshine and a peaceful rest.
Andre & Edwinna Vanderzanden
October 24, 2020
Worked with Bob for 25 years at UNH, but had not seen him since 2007 (uploaded a photo I took then). Interesting that many knew him as Charlie, since I never heard anyone call him that when in the Geography Dept. Bringing back memories. Wonder if there is a family member to contact?
Jim Cerny
October 23, 2020
I remember this fine man when we used to hay his fields on his beautiful farm in Berwick. He would be outside puttering around, sometimes Pat would be moving her beloved horse from barn to pasture. Ahh when we were all so young!
Annette Vachon
October 23, 2020
Charlie Bob (as I always called him) was a great man and always a joy to be around. I’m sorry to hear about his passing. He was a fantastic man and very honorable. He will be missed
Delaney Philbrick
October 22, 2020
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