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John E. "Ike" Healy

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John E. "Ike" Healy Obituary

John E. Healy

AGE: 87 • Millsboro

John "Ike" E. Healy, age 87 of Millsboro, DE formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 14, 2015 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE.

John was born in Wilmington, DE on July 11, 1928 son of the late Julia M. and Joseph P. Healy, Sr. He graduated from PS DuPont High School in Wilmington, DE and proudly served his country for 4 years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He worked for the DuPont Company for 35 years before his retirement in 1981. "Ike" enjoyed traveling to Ireland and Spain and spending many winters in Florida. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan. "Ike" was a member of the American Legion Post #28 and also Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Millsboro, DE.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph P. Healy, Jr. and 2 sisters, Julia Gogarty and Sister Jean Healy, SSJ. "Ike" is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary (Baust) Healy; 4 children, Martha Christian (Dave) of Middletown, DE, Claire Thompson of Millsboro, DE, Peggy Spencer (Bob) of Reading, PA and Matt Healy (Lynn) of Wilmington, DE; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services and burial are private.

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 17, 2016
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