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Robert James "Bob" Healey

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HEALEY - Robert "Bob" James, 86 of Atlanta died July 21, 2010. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Intelligence, he served in the Pacific Theatre in WW II. Bob played college basketball at Miami of Ohio and the University of Georgia. While at UGA he was team captain and all-SEC. Bob scored so many baskets that he still ranks # 19 in total career points at UGA. He was a member of Sphinx, the highest non-academic honor a UGA student could achieve. After graduating Bob was drafted into the NBA and played one season with the Syracuse Nationals. He worked for 32 yeas for Avon Products as Divisional Sale Manager. Bob was a member of Capital City Country Club and enjoyed golf and playing bridge. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan M. Healey, Atlanta; daughter, Terri Healey, Sarasota, FL; brother and sister-in-law Edward and Catherine Healey, Long Island, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Allene and Dick Carteaux and Joyc Corrigan, Athens, GA; and nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held Monday July 26 at 2 o'clock at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Memorials may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr. Atlanta, GA 30219 of the charity of your choice.

Published in Newsday on July 25, 2010
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