James “Bud” Healy (1931-2009)
Bud Healy, after a valiant battle with cancer, passed away comfortably at home Monday, July 27, under the loving care of Margie Healy, his wife of 47 years.
Bud joined then NHAW in 1971 and served as director of education for 38 years. He was a kind and gentle man whose warmth and friendly spirit were valued by HARDI members, co-workers and industry friends. Bud held bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, and was a prolific writer and a constant resource for HVACR engineering technology throughout the association and industry. He led the development and growth of education in the association through the Home Study Institute, Counterperson Certification Program and the authoring of numerous technical courses and texts.
Bud was made dean of education for HARDI in 2004 and was named HARDI Senior Fellow on June 27, 2009, by resolution of the board of directors. (See article in the August issue of HVACR Distribution Business magazine.)
Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 or to St. Agatha Catholic Church, 1860 Northam Rd., Columbus, OH 43221-3299.
HARDI offers its deepest sympathies to Margie and children: Mary, Eileen, Michael, Dennis and their families, for the loss of a truly respected man who will be sadly missed by all.