George W. Cyr, 60, executive director of the U.S. Constitution Council and the Council of the Thirteen Original States, died Sunday in Fairfax Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Alexandria.
Prior to joining the councils in Alexandria three years ago, Mr. Cyr was with the Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and also was a delegate to the Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States.
He had been associated with radio and television broadcasting since 1949, when he became program manager with a Cleveland television station. Later he was program manager with radio and television stations in Philadelphia, Scranton, Pa., Buffalo, Boston, and Hartford, Conn. In 1972-74, he had his own television consulting firm and operated an antique business.
Mr. Cyr was born in Amesbury, Mass. He grew up in Chicago. He attended DePaul University, Columbia College in Chicago and the University of Minnesota. During World War II, he was a pilot with the Army Air Forces in Europe. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals.
He had received a Freedoms Foundation award for one of his documentary films as well as other honors. He was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Survivors include his wife, the former Jacquelyn Perme, of Alexandria; five children, Darcie Spruance of Fort Myers, Fla., Melody Jordan of Hartford, George, of Meriden, Conn., and Johnna and Christopher, of Alexandria; his mother, Elizabeth Cyr of Chicago, and six brothers and sisters.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the George W. Cyr Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the United Virginia Bank, 901 N. Washington St., Alexandria, Va. 22314. t