John Stephen "The Chiebe" Dammon ~ Class of 1969

Departed ~2/3/2012~Heart Failure

Former board member, John Dammon '69 passed away suddenly on February 3. He was visiting his brother James '68 in Mississippi on his way home from his Dad's funeral in Louisiana. John's wife is Babette Trout Dammon, '72.


Babette and John both served on the board of the alumni association for a number of years. John was the ISB Network's first treasurer after incorporation.
He not only took us to a good place money wise, but also started our database. He brought to the board common sense, money knowledge, and leadership.  Having John on the board was one of the best things to happen to the Network.
Ironically, John and Babette both worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the DC area and worked in the same building. They never met in Thailand nor the states until the 1986 ISB Network reunion in Boston.  John had recently divorced and his brother  encouraged him go to the reunion. He and Babette met and the rest is history. They were married a year later in 1987. John & Babette always celebrated their anniversary at the reunions.


After leaving the board, John remained a strong supporter of the ISB Network and maintained his membership since the 80s.  Lasting friendships that John started at ISB were strengthened during the reunions and endured until the day he died.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

A service was held for John in Mississippi and he was cremated on February 6. There will be another service held on Friday, February 17 in Annapolis, MD. 

We extend our condolences to Babette and her family for their loss.





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