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In Memory of

Jon P. Dana

March 30, 1944 - September 13, 2017

Obituary


Dr. Jon P. Dana of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Orleans, MA during summer months, passed away on September 13th with his loving family by his side.

Born in Boston to the late Dr. C. Lincoln Dana and Eva Dana of Franklin, MA, where Jon spent his happy childhood years. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy, Tufts University, and completed a post-graduate year at The University of Bridgeport. Jon later received his O.D. degree from the New England College of Optometry. Settling in Longmeadow, MA, he was a partner for over 40 years at...

Dr. Jon P. Dana of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Orleans, MA during summer months, passed away on September 13th with his loving family by his side.

Born in Boston to the late Dr. C. Lincoln Dana and Eva Dana of Franklin, MA, where Jon spent his happy childhood years. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy, Tufts University, and completed a post-graduate year at The University of Bridgeport. Jon later received his O.D. degree from the New England College of Optometry. Settling in Longmeadow, MA, he was a partner for over 40 years at Springfield Optometric Associates in Springfield, MA until retirement.

Jon's exuberance for life spilled over into every aspect of his being. He was a joyous force with all he pursued, and generously shared that joy of life with all who crossed his path. Husband, father, mentor, friend, and co-worker, Jon's contagious love for life made all who had the privilege to know him better for that connection. His gentle way, indomitable spirit, and effervescent smile will be most remembered & most missed. An avid sportsman, Jon loved skiing, sailing, cycling and his most recent passion golf. Jon spent many happy hours with wonderful friends, both old and new, cherishing his time in Florida and on Cape Cod. He loved spending time at the beach, clamming, cooking, playing his piano, and traveling the globe with Donna and Erik, never wasting a minute of any day.

Jon is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna Wegiel Dana, son, Erik Dana, sister, Jane Vouros and husband John, and brother, Bradford Dana and Sara Corey. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Karen Lentner and husband Mark, as well as niece and nephew, Jessica and Michael.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jon's memory can be made to VOSH, New England College of Optometry, 424 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02115 or the Pan Mass Challenge, Dana Farber Cancer Institute PMC.org in honor of his late friend, Warren Marsh.

Services will be private.