Verna H. McAdam

Verna H. McAdam

OSWEGO — Verna H. McAdam, 81, of Oswego, passed away on Feb. 15, 2020. 

Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Phyllis and Thomas C. Hance.

Verna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in physical education at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She began teaching in 1962, and celebrated her retirement in 1995 from the Oswego City School District with a big family celebration.

Verna met her husband, James W. McAdam at Brockport, and they were married in 1961. They raised their family in Oswego.

Verna was a softball player, a bowler, donated her time to the American Cancer Society, helped set up a scholarship for future female Physical Education Teachers, spent many hours at her ceramic/coffee club, and had many stories about her days as a cheerleader and synchronized swimmer. She was always on the go and enjoyed traveling with her husband and wintering in Florida. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends and loving and spoiling her children and grandchildren

She is survived by her husband of 58 years James; her children, Lance (Karen) of Hudson, New Hampshire; Darcy (Kevin) Ahern of Oswego; and James Jr. (Lisa) of Coventry, Rhode Island; six grandchildren, Megan, Jordan, Sarah, Cammi, Macy and Owen; a brother, Ken (Joyce) of Castile, New York; her sister, Marjorie of Warsaw, New York; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Verna was predeceased by her brother Fred, and her sisters Clarice and Phyllis.

We remember her with love and laughter, as that is what she always gave.

Calling hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St.  

Services will be held in the spring at Rural Cemetery.