John I. Dalland, PhD, 91, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday morning April 21, 2012, under the care of his loving family and Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
John was born on November 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, son of the late John and Christie (Ness) Dalland. During World War II, John proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps. He earned his Doctorate in Psychology at Columbia University and his Post-Doctorate at Princeton University. After teaching at many colleges, he retired from SUNY Potsdam after being the Chairman of Psychology for many years.
John was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence; and first wife, Nancy Inchen.
They are survived by their two children, John (Debbie) Dalland of Fort Jackson and Diane (Rick) Johnston of Jacksonville, FL; and seven grandchildren, Heather, Matthew, Alisha and Tracy Johnston from Jacksonville Fl, Christie (Tony) Valdez from Massena, Jodie (Lawrence) Ewing from Watertown, and Timothy Dalland from Canton.
John remarried on May 30, 1987 in Hopkinton, and is survived by his wife, Nancy; three step daughters, Michelle (Sean) Despaw of Norfolk, Donna Foote of Potsdam, and Teri-Anne (Bret) Rawson of Potsdam; five grandchildren, Matthew and Makenzie Foote of Potsdam, Taylor and Brandon Rawson of Potsdam and Nathaniel Despaw of Norfolk; and five great grandchildren.
John enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family, reading, crossword puzzles, traveling and of course walking his beloved dogs.
Honoring John’s wishes there will be no calling hours.
If you would like to express an act of kindness in his honor, please consider a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc., 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Memories and condolences can be shared with Dr. Dalland’s family at www.hammillfh.com.