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GREENVILLE, SC-- Dr. Grant Fletcher Healy, 64 of Greenville, SC, died Monday, November 18, 2013 due to complications of stage IV brain cancer.
He was born on December 24, 1948 in Springfield, MA, the first child and only son of Grant Samuel Healy and Eleanor Fletcher Healy. At age 3, he moved to Hendersonville, NC, where he graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1967. Grant received his BA in Chemistry and Zoology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1972. Grant married Nancy Hoover on May 22, 1976.
Dr. Healy received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest in 1976. He served in the United States Navy, completing his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship in Nephrology at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He was appointed Chief of Nephrology at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD in 1983, and honorably discharged as a Commander in 1985.
Grant moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 1986 to join the practice that is now Carolina Nephrology at 203, Mills, Ave., in Greenville, SC. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, NC.
Dr. Healy was a member of the Renal Physicians Society, the South Carolina Medical Association, the Greenville County Medical Society, and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.
As his children were heavily involved in figure skating, Grant took an active interest in the sport. He was a founding member, and first president of the Greenville Figure Skating Club, which is affiliated with the U.S. Figure Skating Association. He was also an avid runner, as many friends, patients, and colleagues of his know from seeing him run in the area. He ran upwards of 30 to 40 miles a week. He also cared very much for dogs. He was predeceased by his father, Grant S. Healy and his faithful German Shepherd, Sebastian. He later found a special love for his Dachshund rescue, Hank.
Dr. Healy is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Nancy, and two children, Alison Healy of New Orleans, LA, and Matthew Healy of Clemson, SC; his mother, Eleanor Healy of Hendersonville, NC; two sisters, Priscilla Healy and her husband, Scott Brown of Kittery Point, ME, and Susan Healy and her partner, Debra Merrill of Glenburn, ME; his mother-in-law, Margaret Hoover, of Hendersonville, NC; two sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law, Drs. Susan and Dennis Garritan of New York, NY; and Deborah Day and Dr. David Day of Fairfield, CT; his niece, Rebecca White, of Chicago, IL, and his nephew, Benjamin Day of Manchester, NH.
Being a physician was a huge part of Grant's life and his patients and their families meant a great deal to him. Therefore, in accordance with his wishes, a gathering to celebrate his life and career will be held at the Carolina Nephrology DACC Unit, 110 Chalmers Rd., Greenville, SC 29605 on December 1, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
All patients, family members, medical personnel, staff, physicians and friends are invited to join us in sharing memories of Dr. Healy.
The family would like to thank Dr. Christie Mina and the staff at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Downtown, Dr. Mark O'Rourke and the staff at Cancer Center of the Carolinas, Dr. Katherine Peters and the staff of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, the staff of Open Arms Hospice and Bella Rose Home Care Services for the care and support given to Dr. Healy and his family throughout his illness. The compassion and support of his partners and staff at Carolina Nephrology, during this difficult time, was deeply appreciated.
Funeral services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little Paws Dachshund Rescue, 3737 Charleston Hwy., Orangeburg, SC 29115; or to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29291.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
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Published in The Times-News on Nov. 24, 2013
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