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Timothy J. Bannon, 74, Nichols School teacher and administrator

May 30, 1943 – June 5, 2017

Timothy John Bannon, a retired Nichols School teacher and administrator, died June 5 in Kensington, Maryland, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 74.

Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Bannon attended high school in Tupper Lake and graduated in 1964 with a concentration in biology from Harvard University, where he was a resident of Leverett House.

Mr. Bannon became a science teacher in 1964 at North Shore Country Day School in Chicago and later served as head of the lower and middle schools. In 1974, he took a position as head of the lower school at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, N.C.

He became head of the Lower Campus (middle school) at Nichols School in 1978. Earning a master’s degree in earth science from Buffalo State College in 1992, he returned to the classroom as a science teacher. Students dedicated the school yearbook to Mr. Bannon in 1997. He retired in 2004.

A former resident of East Amherst and North Buffalo, he moved to Maryland in 2013.

Survivors include a son, Ned; a daughter, Katie; a brother, William; a sister, Sharon; his ex-wife, the former Elizabeth Lyons; a close friend, Nancy Stanton; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be arranged in Buffalo in the fall.

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