Two passions—writing and music— have governed Paul Lamar’s 75 years, for which he thanks his parents, Robert and Ethel Lamar, and splendid teachers at Albany High and Yale.
He has turned these enthusiasms into a variety of jobs, teaching English at Emma Willard School, The College of Saint Rose, SUNY Cobleskill, Greene Correctional Facility, and Sage, as well as GED at St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center; and reviewing theater for The Daily Gazette since 1996.
As a volunteer, he has conducted a senior chorus, The Cannonaires, at the Watervliet Senior Center for the past 42 years; accompanied The Capital Pride Singers; taught memoir writing at Howe Library; and written program notes for the Albany Symphony Orchestra since 1997 and Albany Pro Musica for the last seven years. In short, he has enjoyed a life of the mind and stimulating collaborations with many others in the Capital Region.
His marvelous husband, Mark Eamer, and he have three grown children and two delightful grandchildren. He is also blessed to have the support and company of three very funny siblings and their families.