John Francis Foran ’46 died on April 16, 2007, in Santa Barbara, California.
Born on September 23, 1924, in Holyoke, Mass., he prepared for college at Holyoke High School and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended in 1942-43 and in 1946-47. During World War II, from 1943 to 1946, he served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division in the U.S.Army in the Pacific theater of operations. He received a bachelor of science degree from the American International College in Springfield, Mass., in 1950. He was an assistant auditor at the Hadley Falls Trust Company in Holyoke in 1950-51, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations from 1951-54 in Omaha, Nebr., and Chicago, Ill., and worked for U.S. Naval Intelligence from 1955-69 in Newport, R.I., and Boston, Mass. In 1969, he became a security representative with Texaco, Inc., in New York City, where he worked until his retirement in 1989 as director of security. He is survived by his wife Ramona McAuliffe Foran, whom he married in 1954; a daughter, Mary Jane Foran of Oakland, Calif.; a son, John F. Foran, Jr., of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a brother, Robert Foran of Holyoke; and two grandchildren.