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



5 thoughts on “RIP, Joseph Henry Dahmus

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

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

  3. Mike,
    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

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