Francis J. Greehan, technology management expert

January 24

Francis J. Greehan, a technology management expert who became associate director of the Stanford Research Institute’s Washington office, died Jan. 7 at a nursing home in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 82.

The cause was complications from strokes, his son Randall Greehan said.

Mr. Greehan worked for the Stanford Research Institute, now SRI International, in Menlo Park, Calif., before settling in the Washington area in the early 1960s.

Projects he led included assisting Alaska with the implementation of financial and environmental policies regarding the state’s oil reserves and assisting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency identify commercial applications for defense-related technologies.

Mr. Greehan retired from SRI in 1983 and started a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, marketing and the transfer of technology between military and civilian applications.

Francis Joseph Greehan, a native of Cambridge, Mass., was a 1954 business administration graduate of Boston College and a 1961 graduate of Harvard Business School. He did finance work for the Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory in Pittsburgh and the Martin-Marietta weapons and space systems group in Baltimore before joining the Stanford Research Institute.

He was a founder, president and board member of the West Springfield Little League and a board member and president of the Springfield Babe Ruth League. He also coached youth basketball in the Springfield Youth Club.

He moved to Boynton Beach from West Springfield in 1993.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Marnett Greehan of Boynton Beach; four sons, Michael Greehan of Lake Worth, Fla., David Greehan of Mooresville, N.C., Randall Greehan of McLean, Va., and Steven Greehan of Silver Spring, Md.; and four grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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