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RIP, Joseph Henry Dahmus

My grandfather passed away in his sleep on Monday afternoon. Since I spent my first 9 years in State College and was one of the oldest grandchildren, I got to spend a lot of time with those grandparents as a kid, and will miss him tremendously. Even today I find my outlook on things shaped by what I observed at their house as a kid - the model he set by living close to work and walking to his office every day (even when retired) is what I end up trying to achieve in my own life (well into his 80s he was in better shape than most people I know today). Read the obituary for more on this extraordinary man.

A picture including four generations (Grandpa, my dad, me, and Ethan) from this July can be found here

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My condolences on your loss -- what a remarkable man to have had in your life.

Sorry to hear it, Mike.

Sorry to hear of you loss, Mike. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

hey mike.. Grandpa was a great guy and a great role model for all of us. We are lucky grandkids, for sure.


My condolences to you and your family. I'm a student in a 4th year historiography class at Acadia University in Canada, and was doing a book review on your late grandfather. Just thought i would send my condolences and also note that he was a great writer who made medieval history interesting. My thoughts are with you and yours,

Cameron Goodfellow