Albon Man, Presente!
Albon P. Man died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, of natural causes at his home in Palisades, N.Y. He was 95.
After his second retirement at age 80, Mr. Man was a volunteer for the Cumming Home in Palisades for people with developmental disabilities. He would spend five mornings a week pushing residents in their wheelchairs in the community, an effort that was featured in an article and an editorial in the Journal-News in 2005.
As a young man and then as a retiree, Mr. Man was an opponent of war. As a conscientious objector, he was sentenced to three years in prison for refusing induction into the Army. After World War II, he served executive secretary of the Amnesty Committee, which worked to obtain amnesty for conscientious objectors. During the Iraq war, he was a regular participant in the Rockland Coalition for Peace and Justice's weekly anti-war protests in Nanuet, NY (2002-2011).
Oct 29, 2014