Almanac

Community - February 24, 2010

Damon Wedding retires as insurance agent

Friends and clients gathered Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Menlo Park Recreation Center to congratulate Damon Wedding of Atherton, who is retiring after 35 years as a Farmers Insurance agent in Menlo Park.

Mr. Wedding figures it's time to retire. At age 89, he says he's the oldest active agent around. "This was a second career, you know," he says.

Since becoming a Farmers Insurance agent in 1975, Mr. Damon's office has been located in Suite A at 671 Oak Grove Ave. in downtown Menlo Park.

The party was hosted by Charlie Porter, who is taking over the agency from his longtime associate. Mr. Porter has been working with Mr. Wedding for the past 21 years.

Mr. Wedding was born on a farm in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. After high school, he went to Western Kentucky Teachers College, earning a degree in physics.

In college he joined the Pershing Rifle Unit of the ROTC prior to serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served from 1943 to 1946, seeing active duty in the South Pacific. At the time of his honorable discharge, he was a captain and company commander.

After the service, he worked for the Pontiac Motor Division as western sales manager and as sale manager for Frazackerly Cadillac in San Francisco, before becoming a Farmers Insurance agent.

In August, Mr. Wedding and his wife, Dona, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 19, 1949, in Fresno and have lived in Atherton for 52 years.

The Weddings have been active in community organizations including Kiwanis, the Atherlons and Peninsula Volunteers.

They are the parents of three daughters, Linda Bonini, Rosemary Wedding and Cindy Keitel; and have one grandson.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields