Born: June 26, 1927

Died: September 1, 2010

Married: Dorice Nelson ("Tep")

Children: Neil (deceased), Ellen Damsky, Susan Mancini

Sheldon W. Damsky, known as Shel, was a retired land use lawyer, well known for his professional work on local plans. He co-authored Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Zoning with his friend and colleague, James Coon. While living at 43 Shepard Avenue in Saranac Lake, he volunteered in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. Inspired by what he read there (he learned that his own grandfather had once been a patient), he wrote two historical novels set in the Schwartz Cottage: Saranac Lake Requiem and Saranac Lake Revisited. He was working on his fifth novel at the time of his death.

Comments   -  Shel Damsky had 3 children - Neil (deceased), Ellen Damsky, and Susan Mancini.    It was his grandfather that was a patient at the Trudeau Sanitorium, not his father.  He was working on his fifth novel at the time of his death.  He also co-authored Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Zoning with his friend and colleague, James Coon.

Submitted 1/27/2017 - Ellen Damsky