WESTWOOD, Mass.-Robert James Mawhinney, former head of Hogan Tire's retail stores, died Dec. 17 after an illness at Foxhill Village Health Center in Westwood. He was 74. Mr. Mawhinney worked briefly for U.S. Rubber in Boston before joining Woburn, Mass.-based Hogan Tire in 1943. In 1968, he became president of the company's newly formed retail corporation, Hogan Tire & Auto Service Centers Inc. He semi-retired from that position in the early 1980s but continued to act as a consultant until fully retiring in 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Winnifred; son, James, who manages the Hogan Tire & Auto Service Center in Natick, Mass.; a daughter; and two grandchildren.
Scott F. Mitchell
VIRGINIA, Minn.-Scott Francis Mitchell, son of Taconite Tire Service Co. co-owner Dennis Mitchell, died Jan. 15 in Virginia Regional Medical Center following an automobile accident. He was 26.
Mr. Mitchell began working part time as a service technician at Taconite Tire in Virginia while still in high school. He became a full-time employee in 1988.
Survivors include his son, Nicholas; his father and stepmother, Dennis and Patsy; mother, Melodee Mitchell; a brother; and four stepsisters.