|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2004|
BANGOR - Jacob B. (Jack) Dana, MD, 84, oldest doctor in the Army, for-merly of Gardi-ner and Ocean Point, died peacefully on Feb. 4, 2004, at home in Bangor. Dr. Dana was born March 27, 1919, in Taunton, Mass., a son of Mary (Zuckerman) and William Joseph Dana. He graduated from Boston English High School in 1936, Harvard University in 1940, and Boston University Medical School in 1943. Jack Dana met the love of his life, Lenora (Lee) Ann Quinn, at the Veterans Hospital in Newington, Conn., where she worked as a nurse. They were married in 1948 and enjoyed over 41 years together until Lee's death in 1989.
Col. Dana retired from the Army in 1979 after 36 years, but his military service was not yet complete. As the United States prepared for the Gulf War in late 1990, Col. Dana re-enlisted in the Army and moved to Washington, DC, for wartime service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As reported by Life Magazine and the Kennebec Journal at the time, Col. Dana, at age 72, was the oldest doctor, if not soldier, serving in the Gulf War. In addition to his wife, Dr. Dana was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann; his parents; his sisters, Adelaide Dana, Dorothy Dana Segel, and Helen Dana; and a brother, Lester Dana. He is survived by seven children and six children-in-law, Susan Dana Kertzer and David I. Kertzer of Providence, R.I. and Brunswick, William Joseph Dana and Emily Boochever of Brunswick, Mark A. Dana and Linda S. Dana of Chesterfield, Mo., Michael B. Dana and Janet T. Dana of Harpswell, Robert Quinn Dana and Cookie P. Dana of Bangor, Richard Patrick Dana of Cape Elizabeth, and Janet Dana Yue and Charles Yue of Chapel Hill, N.C. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Molly E. Kertzer Bear, her husband, Greg Bear, and their son, Samuel J. Bear of Seattle, Wash., Seth E. D. Kertzer of San Francisco, Lucy Diekmann of Berkeley, Calif., Jacob L. Dana of Brunswick; Libby E. Dana and Elyse M. Dana, both of Harpswell, Jennifer P. Dana, Katherine Lenora Dana, and Elizabeth A. Dana, all of Bangor, and Sarah Dana Yue of Chapel Hill.
Burial will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery. (Bangor Daily News 2/5/2004)
Lenora A Dana (1924 - 1989)*
Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Plot: SECTION C ROW 30 SITE 9
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Jan 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46882761
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