February 5, 1918 - January 15, 2019
Waverly, New York
January 15, 2019
February 5, 1918
Waverly, New York
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Evergreen Cemetery, VanEtten, NY
After 100 plus years of amazing life, Allan (Doc) Dimon was called home to eternal life by his Lord on January 15, 2019. The second son of Dr. Justus H. Dimon and Mary Luella Dimon was born at home on Chemung St in Waverly, NY on February 4, 1918. After graduation from Waverly High School in 1936, Allan continued his education at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry attaining his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1942. From 1942-1946 he served in the Army Medical Services Corps. While still serving his country, he met and married Lila Aho in 1943. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage before Lila passed in August 2005.
Upon completion of his military duty, Allan returned to the Valley and established his optometric practice in Sayre. He then moved his practice to Waverly in the 60’s. He continued to practice in Waverly until his retirement in 1988, after more than 40 years of serving his patients.
Dr. Dimon was a lifelong member of the Waverly Methodist Church. For many years he served as Sunday school superintendent. He also served different terms as a trustee finally stepping down in his 90’s. He was a life member of the Betowski-Vandermark Post of the Waverly American Legion. Allan helped construct the Quonset hut that served as the home of the Skiff-Bower Post 1536 VFW in Sayre for many years; he served as commander in 1952. An active Waverly Rotarian for many years, he was a past president and secretary of the club. For his service, he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by the club. Being civic minded, he served on the executive boards of the Tioga General Hospital and Robert Packer Hospital. He also served on the original Waverly Community Chest, the Salvation Army Board, the Waverly School Board and president of the B.O.C.E.S. Board.
In his spare time, he enjoyed many summer get-togethers with family and friends at their cottage on Seneca Lake. Allan and Lila were avid high school basketball fans, supporting Waverly HS and South Mountain HS in Phoenix, AZ where they wintered. Doc felt that one of his greatest accomplishments was obtaining his private pilot’s license at age 50.
After retiring, he volunteered with the Waverly Chapter of the American Red Cross along with delivering Meals on Wheels. Most mornings, he could be found at Becky’s Diner with his ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) buddies solving the issues of the day…but mostly insulting each other! Birthday celebrations are always a big event for this group.
Besides his beloved wife Lila, Allan was predeceased by his eldest son Jeffrey in 2012, his parents and brother, Justus R. Dimon. He is survived by his son Craig (Sherri) of Monroeville, PA, and daughter Linda of Waverly. He is also survived by former daughter-in-law Carol Dimon of Middleport, NY. Surviving grandchildren are Bryan Dimon of Middleport, NY, Lora (Scott) Schramm of Middleport, NY, Justin (Leah) Peters of Athens, PA, Shawna (Thomas) Joos of Pittsburgh, PA and Lindsay (Joshua) Miller of Cranberry Twp., PA.. Doc was also blessed with six great grandchildren, Eltranaea, Xavrianna, Charles, Cade, Delaney and Kiersten. A very special friend and companion, Sharon Schultz, brought much care and joy to Allan and his family.
A time of calling will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. A memorial service to honor Doc’s life along with full military honors will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with Chuck Carver and Rev. Cindy Schulte officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Doc’s name to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or The Valley Color Guard, c/o VFW Post #8104, PO Box 142, Waverly, NY 14892. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Doc’s family may visit our Facebook page on in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Linda Clemenzi
My doctor and my friend. May you RIP. My sincerest and heartfelt sympathies to your family, friends, and former patients. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Waverly was very fortunate to have someone as caring, kind, and compassionate as yourself. Congratulations on a life well lived. You were a gem. Linda
From: June Satterly
Linda, Craig and families:
I know your Dad is in a much better place but his memory will live on and on. He was a fantastic person that was loved by all that knew him.
My deepest sympathy.
From: Marcia Shipman Murray
The Lord gave him a long life because he was an amazing man. I was always so impressed with the number of sporting events he attended throughout those many years. He was kind, a hard worker, a pleasure to know. I won’t be in town for the funeral but wanted you to know I am thinking of you all. He was a military hero and a hero to the village and to his family, thank you for sharing him. Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong.
From: Ron Fiorello
Dr. Dimon put the first pair of eyeglasses on me way back in 1970 when I was 8 years old. I always had fond memories of Dr. Dimon. He's on to a better life now.
From: Christine Corby Crane
Just about all of our family members were patients of "Doc" Dimon. He was a wonderful person and doctor. I remember one time wearing a pin that said "kiss me, I'm Irish." Doc leaned over the counter and gave me a kiss to my surprise. He pointed to the pin and laughed. I was one of his first patients to get contact lenses. He was so patient and even relocated a lens in my eye at a Waverly basketball game when I was having difficulty. He will indeed be missed! Craig and Linda- our thoughts and prayers are will you and your families.
From: Linda Mathews Kroll
What a wonderful man Doc Dimon was! Heaven has truely gained an outstanding angel. Love, hugs and prayers to Doc's family.
From: Judy D. (Arnold) Callene
Doc was a wonderful friend and eye doctor. He kept me seeing clearly for many years, May he rest in peace. Mo condolences to his family
From: Steve & Meredith Seymour
Linda, it was many years ago that I last saw your dad. But I never once heard a single soul say one bad word about him. Pretty much the perfect father, and friend to many; how lucky you have been. And while he was blessed with longevity, the longer we have bonded with someone, the harder it can be for us to let go. We know many, MANY fond memories of your dad ( and mom) will comfort you now and in the future. Take care.
From: Michael Conroy
Linda, Craig and Family,
Your Father's love of God, family, friends, community and Country mentored all of us. He lived a life which reflected all the attributes of the "Greatest Generation". He was my fathers best friend. It was a privilege to have known him. "Doc" thank you for a life well lived.
All of you are in my thoughts.
From: VFW Post 1536
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
From: STEPHEN W TUBBS
Our sincere condolences go to Linda, Craig and their families on the loss of one of the Valley's finest men, a pillar of our community.
Doc was one in a million; a consummate professional and a friend to all. He will be sorely missed. May he sleep in the arms of the Lord forever.
From: Dennis and Bonnie Every
Dear Craig, sending prayers and thoughts.
From: Mike and Nancy Arcesi
Your dad was a remarkable man, loved by all. Linda, you were a very dedicated daughter, taking such good card of him all these years. Our sympathy to all of you.
From: Kathy Clarke
To Linda, Craig and Family, My Deepest Condolences with the loss of your Dad, Grandfather, and Friend. May our Dear Heavenly Father comfort you while you are grieving. My thoughts and prayers I send to you, and remember you are never alone, God is always with you in your hearts. God bless you, Kathy
From: Fred Van Nest
My parents, Harold and Hazel Van Nest, were good friends of Doc's in Waverly in the years when he was involved with the church. I also remember him fondly and am pleased that his life has been so long and good. My sympathy to the family.
Fred Van Nest
From: Meade Murtland
Doc was truly one on a million. He always had a kind word to say about anyone he met and was never heard to say anything bad. 100 years gave Doc a wealth of knowledge to share and he always had good things to share. His involvement in civil organizations like the Rotary were an atestment to his civil and community pride. As a ROMEO he was one of the foundered if not a very long standing member. He enjoyed friends and family and always wore a smile. He will be missed greatly. Meade Murtland (ROMEO)