Farnham W. Damon ’53 died on April 9, 2011, in Belfast, Maine.
(The following was published in the Concord Journal from April 15 to April 22, 2011):
Farnham W. Damon, born in Concord, in 1930, died on April 9, 2011, in Belfast, Maine at age 80. He was a twin son of the late Winslow and Florence Damon of Concord. Mr. Damon was a retired computer analyst, a member of the Unitarian Church in Belfast, the Corinthian Masonic Lodge in Concord, a 1953 graduate of Bowdoin College, and a friend of Minute Man Arc in his hometown of Concord. At age fifteen, Farnham and his twin brother Phillip ’53 bicycled from Concord, along the Connecticut River to Quebec City, Canada, and around the Gaspe Peninsula. He was an Eagle Scout. His military experience during the Korean War was in fixed station radio repair in Heidelberg, Germany. This gave him a love for Germany, its culture and people. As an adult, Farnham traveled to over twenty countries on business and others for pleasure. With his twin brother and his brother’s family, he went on trips across the US and throughout Mexico and China. He enjoyed the enrichment classes and fellowship at the U of M Hutchinson Center in Belfast where he wrote interesting chronicles of his life experiences. He loved nature and animals, especially his cats. In addition to his twin brother Phillip ’53 and his wife Charlotte of Vista, Calif. and their children Bruce Damon, Keith Damon, and Beth Puente of Vista, Calif. and Judith Smith of Pacific Grove, Calif. he is survived by his brother Edward and his wife Elsa of Sequim, Wash. and their children Tom Damon of Puyallup, Wash. and Richard Damon of Arlington. Other nieces and nephews include Winslow Damon of Newburyport, Dorothy Hayes of Los Altos, Calif., Paul Damon of Concord, Laura Damon of Needham, and Louise Halstead of Belmont. Farnham was predeceased by his brothers Richard Damon and Henry Damon.