Jay Peter Cyr, 24, and his wife, Jeanne Violette Cyr, also 24, who lived in Germantown, died May 14 in an Easton, Md., hospital as a result of injuries they received in a traffic accident earlier that day.
A spokesman for the Easton police said a pickup truck collided with the car driven by Mrs. Cyr near the intersection of Chapel Road and U.S. Rte. 50. Police said the Cyrs and the driver of the pickup, an 18-year-old Easton man, were taken to Easton Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries and is being held on charges that include reckless driving, attempting to elude an officer and two counts of manslaughter by auto, police said.
Mrs. Cyr was a native of Washington and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring. She was a 1980 graduate of Frostburg State College in Frostburg, Md. She was a secretary with Professional Associates in Rockville for about two years before joining the Prime Computer Inc. in Rockville.
She was a life member of St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church in Silver Spring.
Mr. Cyr was born in Maine and moved here at an early age. He was a graduate of Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville and earned a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Maryland in 1981. Since that time, he had worked for W. Bell & Co. where he was manager of data processing.
He was a member of the Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church in Rockville.
Mrs. Cyr's survivors include her parents, H. Eugene and Ruth T. Violette, and two sisters, Denise Violette and Linda Violette Rogner, all of Silver Spring, and a grandmother, Amy R. Violette of Alexandria.
Mr. Cyr's survivors include his parents, Jean P. and Doris Cyr, and two brothers, James M. and Dennis P., and three sisters, Shawn E., Anne M., and Deirdre E. Cyr, all of Rockville, and a grandfather, George A. Langevin of Biddeford, Maine.