Douglas C. Ada Sr., 72, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY — Douglas C. Ada, Sr., 72, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Rome, N.Y., where he resided the last year with Alzheimer’s.

There will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family.

Born June 26, 1947, in Watertown, the son of Arnold and Virginia Ada, he graduated from Cape Vincent High School.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1972.

On July 15, 1967, he married the former Rosemary Garnsey, at Christ Episcopal Church in Clayton.

Doug worked as a caretaker on Round Island for 40 years, and also was a fishing guide on the St. Lawrence for over 40 years.

He was a member of the Cape Vincent and Clayton Guides Association and enjoyed hunting.

Surviving besides his wife Rosemary are three children, Doug Jr. of LaFargeville, Virginia of Evans Mills, and John (Chelsey) of Clayton; seven grandchildren, Mag and Hemi (Black Labs), Courtney, Nathan, Amya, Anderson, Bryson (Aka Charlie Brown); a sister, Marie (Allen) Cleary of New Mexico; two brothers, Donald of Watertown, and Danny of Syracuse; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

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