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Dennis J. Healy, salesman

Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73.

Dennis Joseph Healy was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church parochial school.

He then enrolled at the old Calvert Hall College High School, at Saratoga and Mulberry streets, from which he graduated in 1959.

After high school, Mr. Healy went to work as a salesman for Arcrods Co., a steel manufacturing company, and then was drafted into the Army, serving for two years.

He returned to Arcrods Co., where he worked until taking a job in sales with Baltimore Business Forms in the 1970s. In 1980, he joined Optic Bindery & Graphics as a salesman, where he remained until retiring in 2004.

"During his career at Optic, he developed a unique book-binding process for which he received a U.S. patent," said a son, Mark C. Healy of Perry Hall. "He also was one of the company's top-producing salespersons annually."

During the 1970s, Mr. Healy attended night school and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore.

A former resident of East Baltimore, Hillendale and most recently Perry Hall, Mr. Healy was an avid Orioles and Baltimore Colts fan. He also liked attending races at Pimlico Race Course and traveling to Las Vegas and Aruba annually.

He was a communicant of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road, Bradshaw, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to his son, Mr. Healy is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Mary Aus; two other sons, Brian E. Healy of Waverly and Liam M. Healy of Arlington, Va.; a sister, Patricia Aiken of Catonsville; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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