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IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAM Paul J. Gleason, MCA Bill Scanlon, MCA We are saddened to report that Paul J. Gleason, MCA died Longtime MAA member Bill Scanlon, MCA , owner of W.R. suddenly on August 28, 2017. He was 64 years old. Paul Scanlon, Inc. in Needham, died peacefully Sunday, July 2, was an active member of the MAA, as well as ISA, 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. MTWFA and the MLP. He was the current Tree Warden in He was 68 years old. the Town of Hopkinton. He was extremely proud of his military service as a U.S. Marine and in the Massachusetts Bill was raised and resided in Needham where he was Army National Guard. an arborist, local business owner, and member of the Needham Village Club. Paul is survived by his cherished “home team” that con- sisted of his wife, Paula, his son Ben and Ben’s girlfriend Among a myriad of licenses,certifications and membership Shannon Weiler. They describe Paul as “a colorful charac- he was most proud of his U.S. Coast Guard Master 100 ton ter, witty and wise with a great sense of humor, who vessel captain license and IGFA Charter boat license. He enjoyed the loves of his life: his family and friends, his cherished his custom Duffy “Hooked On” fishing boat and Irish heritage, the Marine Corps, reading, history, arbori- enjoyed fishing and lobstering. culture, birds and nature, York Beach, the Patriots and The MAA extends its deepest sympathy to Bill’s wife, Red Sox.” BettyAnn, and his family and friends. Memorial donations Remembrances may be made in Paul’s name to: in Bill’s name may be made to: Disabled American Veterans/Dept. of MA The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Statehouse Room 546, Boston, MA 02133 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760 “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson MAA NEWS / Fall 15