Richard S. Healy, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 22, 2018. He was born in Erie in 1936 a son of the late Elizabeth and Richard Healy.
Richard graduated from Strong Vincent in 1954 and went on to join the United States Marines. After boot camp, he married his high school sweetheart, Pat, in 1954. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, where they lived in base housing until his discharge a few years later.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time on his boat out on Lake Erie catching walleye with his sons and friends. He was also a big fan of all Cleveland teams, watching all games shown on T.V.. Dick worked at Hammermill for 42 years until his retirement in 1996 due to health problems. Following retirement, they moved to Florida for the warmer temperatures. They bought a home in Ellenton, FL which they loved and had many friends there, but, Erie was still home so they moved back to Erie in 2012. He was a member of Summit United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sons, Richard, Timothy, and Clifford Healy, in infancy, and Ronald Healy; one brother, John Healy; and his sister in law, Carol Quinn Portenier.
Survivors include his wife of over 63 years, and best friend, Patricia Hohler Healy; his son, Daniel Healy (Barbara) of Cambridge Springs; his daughter, Susan Loesch (Stuart) of New Hope, PA; his daughter in law, Cindy Healy; seven grandchildren, Erin (David) Domochowski, Daniel (Emily) Healy, Sean (Madison) Healy, Mike Healy, Cailin and Hannah Loesch, and Jennifer (Stephen) Erickson; five great grandchildren, Brylynne, Kynzleigh, and Daiviney Erickson, and Jack Liam and Keaton James Healy; his brother, James Healy (Linda) of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews; and his furry constant companion Yorkie, Toby.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with a service at 8:00 p.m. Inurnment will be private in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 Townhall Road W., Erie, 16509.