S. Allen Bacon, 93, a lifelong Quaker who devoted his life to advocating for peace, social justice, and environmental causes, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at Crosslands, a retirement community in Kennett Square.
Mr. Bacon was the widower of prominent Quaker historian Margaret Hope Bacon, who died in 2011.
Born in Haddonfield, Mr. Bacon was a graduate of Westtown High School, Haverford College, Antioch College, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He met his future wife at Antioch, where the two worked to help integrate the school, said his son, Peter Bacon. They were married 68 years.
Motivated by his liberal education and Quaker heritage, Mr. Bacon joined the Civilian Public Service, the government-sanctioned conscientious-objector program, during World War II and worked in a mental hospital on improving treatment of patients.