Allan Lincoln Damon Obituary|
Damon, Allan Lincoln
Allan Lincoln Damon, of Somers, NY, died at his home on September 22, 2014 from complications of leukemia and MDS. He was born the older of identical twins in Ware, MA in 1934. His family moved to Springfield, MA where he ultimately graduated from Classical High School in 1952. He earned his BA from his beloved Amherst College in 1956, followed by an MA from Colombia University in American History in 1958. Allan then taught American History for 33 years at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY, retiring in June, 1991. Upon retirement, he completed his Ph. D. in American History from Columbia in 1994 and spent many years as a trustee and treasurer of the National Council for History Education. In addition, he was a researcher, writer, and contributing editor for American Heritage, and a contributing writer to The Dictionary of American Biography and to Scribner's Encyclopedia of American Lives.
He is survived by Claire, his wife of 57 years, and their sons, Jeffrey (spouse Heather) and Jonathan (spouse Oswaldo) and two grandsons, Sam and Eric. Family and friends mattered most to him, and he was fiercely loyal to them. He was a voracious reader and an enthusiastic traveler, always happy to get to Maine, where the family spent time every summer. He will be greatly missed.
He will be privately buried in Connecticut. There will be a memorial service on September 27, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, 2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam (vnahv.org) or Toys for Tots (toysfortots.org). - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=allan-lincoln-damon&pid=172551072&fhid=2194#sthash.mF9TEVCQ.dpuf