George R. Speers
Jan. 13, 2004
In his Pocasset, Mass. , home, at 74. Prior to his retirement in 1972, Mr. Speers
owned and operated the Center Ford Motor Company in Spring Valley , N.Y. , for
22 years. A veteran, he served in the Marines from 1952-54. Mr. Speers had been
a volunteer firefighter and engineer with the Brewer Engine Fire Co. from 1943-73,
serving 14 years as treasurer; he had been a member of the Firemen’s Association
of the state of New York for 39 years. During his career, Mr. Speers had also
been a member of various town boards in Bourne, Mass. , including the Water District
Commission, from 1987-95; the Capital Outlay Committee, from 1980-84; and the
Finance Committee, from 1975-84 – he was its vice chairman in 1979. Chairman
of the Economic Development Committee in 1974, Mr. Speers was a member of the
local Water Resource Management Commission, from 1990-91. In 1981, he served
on the Selective Service Board for Barnstable County . Mr. Speers is survived
by his wife, Frances; two sons; two daughters; and one step-grandson.
John H. Treanor Jr.
Nov. 11, 2003
At his home in Harwood, Md., at 74. Prior to
his retirement in 1999, Mr. Treanor had served 16 years as
the Washington , D.C. , Superior Court hearing commissioner.
At the start of his career, he had been active in the political
campaign of John F. Kennedy and, later, of Robert F. Kennedy.
His efforts included working on John Kennedy’s run
for the House of Representatives in 1946 and serving as an
advance man in 1958 for his reelection campaign for the Senate;
Mr. Treanor had also been an advance man for Kennedy’s
presidential bid two years later. Relocating to the District
of Columbia in 1960, he worked in the Office of the Deputy
Postmaster General and, subsequently, in the organized crime
division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Taking a leave
of absence from his position as an assistant U.S. attorney
in 1964, Mr. Treanor worked on the New York senatorial campaign
of Robert Kennedy and, later, assisted with his bid for the
Democratic presidential nomination. After the assassination
of Kennedy in 1968, he opened a law practice, with offices
in Washington, D.C., and Maryland; he also served one term
on the newly elected, Washington, D.C., Board of Education.
Mr. Treanor was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife,
Heather; a son; and a brother, Richard B. ’53. His
father was the late John H. ’23.
Robert P. Ryder
June 23, 2004
In Knollwood Nursing Center , Worcester , at 73, after
an illness. During his career, Mr. Ryder had worked as a
sales representative for various companies in the Worcester
area. He had been an Army veteran, serving in Germany during
the Korean War. A graduate of St. John’s High School
in Worcester, Mr. Ryder had been captain of the football
team. He is survived by two sons; a brother, Owen F. Jr. ’50;
three grandchildren; a nephew; and three nieces, including
Jane F. ’82.
George E. Mason
April 12, 2004
In Colorado . Mr. Mason is survived by his wife,
Kay; three daughters; four grandchildren; a brother; and
Michael P. Matarazzo
Feb. 26, 2004
In Michigan , at 72. During his career, Mr. Matarazzo
had worked for Genesys Hospice in Flint , Mich. He had been
an Army veteran, serving in England . Mr. Matarazzo is survived
by a brother; two sisters; four sisters-in-law; many nephews
and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
Robert M. Ryan, M.D.
March 18, 2004
At Rhode Island Hospital in Providence , at
72. A longtime radiologist, Dr. Ryan had been the chief of
radiology at Diagnostic Radiology Inc. and at Rhode Island
Medical Imaging, from 1993-2000; he had served as the assistant
chief of radiology at the former Harvard Community Health
Plan of New England, from 1989-93. Dr. Ryan began his career
as an assistant attending radiologist at the Memorial-Sloan
Kittering Cancer Center in New York , in 1968. Becoming the
staff radiologist at Memorial Hospital , Pawtucket , R.I.
, in 1970, he served as senior staff radiologist, from 1975
to 1989. Dr. Ryan had also taught for many years, beginning
as an instructor in radiology at Cornell University Medical
College, Ithaca, N.Y., from 1968-70. He then served as the
education coordinator in the department of radiology at Memorial
Hospital , from 1970-74, and, as an instructor at the Rhode
Island Junior College School of Radiation Technology, from
1973-75. Dr. Ryan had been an instructor at the Brown University
Medical School Department of Radiation Medicine, from 1974-80,
and, assistant clinical professor of radiology, from 1980-96.
He had been a member of many professional organizations,
including the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine;
the American College of Radiology; the New England Rongten
Ray Society; and the Rhode Island Medical Society. Dr. Ryan
had also been the chairman of the Education Committee of
the Rhode Island Radiological Society. He was the author
of Ultrasound in Pericardial Effusion and Spinal
Epidural Abscess. A captain of the U.S. Army, Dr. Ryan
was a general surgeon in South Korea, Battalion Hospital,
in 1960; assistant chief of orthopedics, U.S. Army Hospital,
Wurzburg, West Germany, from 1960-63; and chief surgeon,
orthopedic service, from 1963-64. He had been a member of
the President’s Council at Holy Cross. Dr. Ryan is
survived by his wife, Gisela; a son; a daughter; and a sister.
John A. Muccino, M.D.
Feb. 20, 2004
In California , at 69. Prior to his retirement
in 1994, Dr. Muccino had served as a physician for FHP Medical
in Compton , Calif. ; he had also worked with the Flying
Samaritans, providing free medical care for the poor in Mexico
. At the start of his career, Dr. Muccino had maintained
a private ob-gyn practice in West Hartford , Conn. Following
graduation from medical school at Seton Hall University in
New Jersey , he had served as a physician in the Navy. Dr.
Muccino is survived by his wife, Marlene; a son; four daughters;
a sister; and three grandchildren.
Edward J. Alzapiedi
June 9, 2004
In Connecticut , at 67. Mr. Alzapiedi had worked 33 years
for the General Electric Company, retiring in 1998 as a labor
relations manager; his employment included assignments in
New Hampshire , New York , Pennsylvania , and Plainville
and Fairfield , Conn. Mr. Alzapiedi had been a member of
the General Electric Elfun Society. He is survived by his
wife, Arlene; a son; two daughters; six grandchildren; two
aunts; and several nephews and nieces.
Robert J. Colby
May 22, 2004
In Texas , at 66. Mr. Colby is survived by his wife, Frances;
two sons; a daughter; two brothers; and several nephews and
Francis J. Collins Jr.
April 26, 2004
In Rockville , Md. , at 65. Mr. Collins had worked many
years for the family business, the Francis F. Collins Funeral
Home, in Silver Spring , Md. Joining the company in 1968
as an intern, he served as its president since 1985, following
the death of his father; Mr. Collins Sr. had started the
funeral home in Washington , D.C. , in 1939 and relocated
it to Silver Spring in 1968. A graduate of Gonzaga College
High School in Washington , D.C. , Mr. Collins was a former
board member there and an adviser to the school’s Development
Committee. After serving in the Navy during the 1960s, he
provided accounting services for the Reynolds Aluminum Co.
in Washington , D.C. Mr. Collins had been a member of the
President’s Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by
his mother; a sister; three nephews; a niece; and two grandnieces.
Eugene R. Milliken
May 2, 2004
At his home in Clinton , Mass. , at 64. Prior to
his retirement in 2002, Mr. Milliken had been a teacher at
Bedford ( Mass. ) High School for 30 years; he had also served
as a debate coach for the Bedford school system. Previously,
Mr. Milliken had taught English at Littleton ( Mass. ) High
School, from 1964-66. At the start of his career, he had
been a social worker in Portland , Maine , and, then, a teacher
at Cheverus High School , also in Portland . Mr. Milliken
is survived by his wife, Janet; two sons; two daughters;
two brothers; two sisters; and several grandchildren.
Enda J. Ryan
May 11, 2004
At his home in Acton , Mass. , at 61. A software
engineer, Mr. Ryan had pursued a career in software design;
previously, he had taught for five years in Connecticut .
Mr. Ryan is survived by a son; a daughter, Nancy K. ’04;
and a cousin.
George P. Allendorf
May 7, 2004
In Massachusetts , at 64. A retired executive,
Mr. Allendorf had been the vice president of M/A-Com in Burlington
, Mass. ; he had also been a professor at the Massachusetts
Bay Community College and a substitute teacher. Mr. Allendorf
had been a captain in the U.S. Army, serving as a tank commander
in the 2 nd Armored Division during peace time. In his youth,
he had performed with the Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps
in Boston . Mr. Allendorf is survived by his wife, Elizabeth;
three sons; a daughter; two brothers; a sister; six grandchildren;
nephews; nieces; and cousins.
James J. Sciacca
April 27, 2004
At his home in Clifton Park , N.Y. , at 58.
Mr. Sciacca had worked 32 years for the state of New York
, most recently as the deputy director of the Statewide Wireless
Network, at the Office of Technology, in Albany . Employed
by the New York State Department of Civil Service at the
start of his career, he subsequently worked for the Division
of the Budget. Mr. Sciacca was one of the founding members
and treasurer of the Clifton Park Baseball League. His is
survived by his wife, Carol; a son; a daughter; a son-in-law,
Michael O. Quinn, M.D., ’88; two brothers, including
Richard D. ’66;
a sister; two grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Thomas J. Doherty
March 14, 2004
In Virginia , at 51. Mr. Doherty was office
chief, Office of General Counsel, for the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, at Research Triangle Park , N.C. He is
survived by his wife, Pearl ; his parents; a son; a daughter;
a brother; a sister; a nephew; and two nieces.
Christopher J. Bodanza
May 22, 2004
In New York . During his career, Mr. Bodanza had
worked for the National Football League. He is survived by
his wife, Michele; a daughter; his father; his stepmother;
his paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother; and a