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Christopher T. McAdoo

August 26, 1951 ~ March 14, 2022 (age 70)

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Christopher T. McAdoo, of Cotton Hill Road, found eternal peace on Monday, March 14, 2022 in the comfort of home and the loving care of his family. 


Chris was born 70 years ago in Ogdensburg, on August 26, 1951 to Mildred (Cummings) and Samuel McAdoo.  Chris brought his talent and personality to work with him every day as a lineman with the Middleburgh Telephone Company for 38 years, before retiring.


Anyone that knew Chris, knew his passion for laughter and a good time.  He was the best pontoon boat Captain on the Oswegatchie River and held the record and title as Sub-eating Champion, beating out his best friend, never letting him forget the winning sub he devoured had extra meat!  His workshop was his studio, filled with tools he’s used for a lifetime of woodworking projects, mastered with time and talent.  And adorning the walls are keepsakes from some of his favorite hunting trips that didn’t get away from his patient steady aim.  His devotion to life was never more evident than with his children and grandchildren, loving every moment of their lives.


Loving Chris forever are his wife: Lorraine (Faulknham) McAdoo of Middleburgh, whom he married on August 27, 1977; his daughter: Jenna (Billy) Nichols of Amherst; son: Jake (Calley) McAdoo of Middleburgh; grandsons: Hunter and Finley Nichols of Amherst; siblings: David (Barbara) McAdoo of Ogdensburg, Louise (Charles) Wagner of Rochester, Elizabeth (Timothy) Haynes of Cheektowaga, Andrew McAdoo (Christine Matthews) of Clifton Park, John (Tracy) McAdoo of Rensselaer Falls, Janet McAdoo of Rochester; brothers-in-law: Mike Seymour of Canton, Loren Faulknham of Norwich; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Chris was predeceased by his son: Daniel McAdoo and his sister Mary Sue Seymour.


While he requested no formal services, Chris’ wishes for simple cremation have been honored and his family thanks you for remembering him and them through this time.  Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Chris and his family.


Memorials is Chris’ honor are requested to Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 817, Middleburgh, Ny 12122, Helios Care 297 River Street Service Rd, Oneonta, NY 13820 or St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center, c/o St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation
310 South Manning Boulevard Albany, NY 12208

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