Gerald B. Treacy, Sr.
Gerald B. Treacy, Sr. age 93, of Sammamish, WA, died on Thursday, 3/29/12, at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, WA. Born and raised in Roselle Park, NJ, he lived in Clark, NJ, before moving to Sammamish 20 years ago. A Veteran of WW II, he proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps, flying the first reconnaissance plane patrolling the US West Coast. Later stationed at Hickam Field, Pearl Harbor, he missed the attack by only a few days, having returned home on leave due to the death of his father. He served in the South Pacific for the duration of the war. He attended Syracuse University, Union College, and Rutgers University. He was employed as a Research Scientist for over 30 years with Exxon Research and Engineering in Linden, NJ; retiring in 1981. He enjoyed writing, reading all of the roughly 2,000 books in his library, photography, genealogy and was very proud of his Irish heritage. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mabel Lillian (Nesbitt) Treacy of Sammamish, WA, in 2009, by his son, Roger James, of Clark, NJ, in 1956, and by his granddaughter, Amy Christine Turner-Breckheisen, of Mendham, NJ, in 2004. He is survived by his son, Gerald B. Treacy, Jr., and his wife, Joyce of Poulsbo, WA; and his daughters, Barbara Yantz of Point Pleasant, NJ, and Carol El Koury and her husband, Victor, of Sammamish, WA; four grandchildren, Douglas Turner and his wife Josephine, of Belle Mead, NJ, Joseph ElKoury and his wife Sohyn of Mukilteo, WA, Kate Sandefur and her husband Alex of Greentop, MO, and Patricia Spencer and her husband Reed of Sammamish, WA. He also leaves seven great grandchildren; John, Nina, and Ian in Greentop, MO, Lucy Spencer of Sammamish, WA, and Ryan, Matthew, and Daniel Turner, of Belle Mead, NJ. Local arrangements entrusted to Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Services and burial will be in New Jersey. Please sign the online guest book at www.˜ intofts.com.