Gilbert A Adams

Born: Thu., Aug. 1, 1940
Died: Fri., Aug. 17, 2012


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CROGHAN- Gilbert A. Adams, 72, Long Pond Rd, died Friday morning at his home while under the care of his friends and Lewis County Hospice.

There will be no funeral or calling hours. Arrangements are in care of the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan.

He was born in Lowville August 1, 1940. He was adopted by Maynard and Dorothy Bush Adams. He graduated from Father Leo Memorial School in Croghan.  He served in the US Navy for three years after high school.

He owned and operated the Buckhorn Tavern in Croghan for 24 years, retiring in 1995. He was a charter member of the Long Pond Snowsled Club, a charter member of the Jake’s Pond Hunting Club, a member of the Deer Pond Hunting Club, President of the Lewis County Sportsman’s Club for 12 years, President of the Harrisville Rod and Gun Club for the past seven years, Fish Chairman of Lewis County for 38 years. He was a member of Lowville VFW, the Croghan American Legion and the Lowville Elks.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a Black Label connoisseur. He was a wonderful storyteller and a dear friend to many.

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gary davoy
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
great man i hunted with gil when i was in my early teens at jakes pond, showed and taught me a lot. and to this day the only man i know of that drank black label, actullaly a lot of the local establishments probally will stop carrying that brand for he was the one they kept it for. will be missed for sure.

Mark Craig
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Gil at the County Federation where he was President and Fish Chairman and I was representing the DEC at the meetings.As a young biologist I had been warned that Gil might give me a bit of a run a round but had always been a great person to discuss issues with

Over the years we had a number of discussions,debates, or just swapped tales. I will always remember how he worked to protect the brook trout in Lewis county and how honest and sincere he was. It might be nice to erect a small plaque in his honor on one of his favorite streams or show an similar indication on the county tax map of the area.


Rick Welsh
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I met Gil in 1991 when I worked at Oswegatchie Camp. He taught a lot of people "how to act" in the Buckhorn. I never got to hunt with Gil, but have been a member of the Deer Pond Club with him for the last several years. One of my favorite memories is from a time when my Mother and Aunt stopped at the Buckhorn for lunch. Gil didn't serve much food then. Gil served them burgers. I'm sure it was venison....he never denied it. The north country lost a good one.

Rest In Peace Gilbert.

Chuck & Pat Reay
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Gil was a trapshooter for many years. He shot for Beaver River and later for Harrisville. We shot with him for a long time and kept Black Label in the cooler just for him. Many nights we stayed late at the club just listining to him tell some of his stories and his experiances. Gill will be missed by the members of the Northern Tier Trap League along with all his hunting partners for sure.

Jane Arnold
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
I had the pleasure of getting to know Gil while bartending at the Rod and Gun Club and must say I really enjoyed hearing his stories. He had lived a very interesting life and knew a lot of people and had a lot of wisdom to spread. You will be sadly missed - Rest in Peace.

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