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In Memorium
In Memorium

We are sorry to inform our membership of the recent passing of valuable colleagues of the Appraisal Institute.

2016

George VanHazinga, MAI - the Chapter was recently informed of the passing George VanHazinga, MAI, of Bath, Maine, who died sudddenly but peacefully, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. He was born on May 4, 1955, in Fitchburg. At the time of his death, he was working from home as an appraiser with Health Care Valuation Advisers in Princeton, Mass.
 
2015
Francis A. “Frank” Zabbo, SRA, 64, of Tyngsboro, MA died courageously fighting cancer on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home. Frank owned and operated A-Zabbo Real Estate of Tyngsboro.

William E. Coyle, Jr, MAI, SRA of Lincoln, Rhode Island passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015. As one of his many accomplishments, Bill was past President of the International Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He also achieved the prestigious MAI Designation of the Appraisal Institute. During his tenure he formed the Rhode Island Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and served as their first President. 

Robert J. McCarthy, MAI, a longtime Designated member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, passed away on July 21, 2015 at the age of 76.  Bob held the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute and served on many committees of the chapter, including his commitment of serving on the Hewitt Committee as a Board Member until his passing. President and owner of Dolben Appraisal and Consulting Company of Boston, MA for many years, he was a Designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a member of the Counselors of Real Estate. He served as president of the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers 1978, president of Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1982, and  governing councilor of the Appraisal Institute.

John Kline, MAI, SRA, a longtime member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and Senior Vice President of NAI Hunneman, passed away on October 3, 2015, after a period of declining health.   John was a valued colleague at Hunneman Appraisal for 31 years and was previously employed at R.M. Bradley for approximately 10 years. He was a staple of the local and national appraisal community and a person of innumerable personal and professional qualities.

Paul F. Cunningham, SRA, a longtime designated member of the Appraisal Institute,  passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Amongst his many professional accomplishments, he earned his SRA designation in 1983.  Paul was active member of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute for many years and served as the President of the Rhode Island Chapter in 1989 - 1990.


2014
Robert N. Foster, MAI, a longtime member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, passed away the morning of October 23, 2014.  He was awarded the MAI designation in 1973.   Bob began his appraisal career at the family business, Ralph S. Foster & Sons in Fitchburg, MA, opened his own business in Lexington, MA and worked for many years at Meredith & Grew in Boston, MA.  All of his children have worked in the appraisal profession.

John R. Easton, a longtime member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, passed away on October 23, 2014.   John was President of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 1993.  He was a former SRA member of the Appraisal Institute who served on many chapter committees of both the Appraisal Institute and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. 
Condolences are extended to the families and former colleagues of each of these members.


Starting in 2013, the Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute established a Condolence Policy to recognize AI designated members,  candidate, practicing affiliate and retirees upon their passing.   A donation in the name of the deceased member will be made to the Hewitt Scholarship Fund.