Frank A. "Sandy" Tredinnick, Jr., age 96, of Wakefield died Monday, December 4, at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody, Mass.
Born in Wakefield, Mass., on July 26, 1921, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Mary Louise (Hutchinson) Tredinnick.
Mr. Tredinnick was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then went on to receive degrees from Tufts University in 1943 and Columbia University in 1947. He received honorary degrees from Franklin Pierce College, American International College, Northeastern University, Emerson College, Western New England College, and Stonehill College. From 1942 to 1946, Mr. Tredinnick was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves and served as both a PT (77) boat captain in the Aleutians and South Pacific, as well as an acting Secretary for the Office of Naval History.
Mr. Tredinnick's career in education spanned many years and included a variety of roles which led to numerous publications. His career included serving as Vice President of Tufts University, Vice President of Simmons College, and lastly as Executive Vice President and later President of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts from which he retired in 1987. After retirement, he spent more than 20 years serving as a director the Davis Educational Foundation, leaving at age 90.
Mr. Tredinnick had also served as a Director for the Standard Duplicating Machines Corp. and The Atelier, Inc.; was a Trustee of the Civic Education Foundation and The Storck Trusts; and was a Member of Governor's Advisory Committee on Day Care and the Advisory Committee of Boston's Higher Education Information Center. Mr. Tredinnick also maintained memberships in the Appalachian Mountain Club, the American Association for Higher Education, the St. Botolph Club, and the Randolph Mountain Club, among numerous others.
He was the beloved husband of the late Emily R. (Otto) Tredinnick. He was the loving father of Frank A. "Alex" Tredinnick, III and his wife, Susan of St. Augustine, Fla, and John H. Tredinnick and his wife, Sunant of Salem, Mass. He was the brother of John Tredinnick of Peabody, Mass., Cecily Meehan of Bellingham, Wash., and the late Barbara McIlvain. He was the grandfather of Melissa Ross and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service, open to friends and family, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Cemetery, Beacon Street, Wakefield, followed by a Memorial Service in the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Wakefield at 11 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ted Butler Fund at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 170 Governors Ave, Medford, MA 02155; The Randolph Foundation, P.O. Box 283, Gorham, NH 03581; or the Randolph Mountain Club, P.O. Box 279, Gorham, NH 03581.
Published on December 6, 2017