James J. HealeyQuality control engineerJames J. Healey,...


James J. Healey

Quality control engineer

James J. Healey, a retired quality control engineer for Martin Marietta, died Thursday of kidney failure at Lutheran Hospital in Denver. He was 75.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Healy moved with his family to Colorado after being transferred to Martin Marietta's Denver facility in 1961. He retired in 1988.

During his 48-year career with Martin Marietta, he was involved in the quality control of aircraft space boosters and Mars landing spacecraft.

Mr. Healy, who attended St. Paul's Catholic School and graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1941, served with the Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II. While living in Baltimore, Mr. Healey was a member of Our Lady Fatima Church and the Dewey Loman Post of the American Legion. He also was a member of the American Society for Quality Control.

Mr. Healey enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes. He also liked to attend bingo games with his wife of 46 years, the former Adelaide Quidly.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Chapel Crown Hill Mortuary in Denver. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Besides his wife, Mr. Healey is survived by a son, James J. Healy III of San Diego; a brother, John Patrick Healey of Littleton, Colo.; two sisters, Margaret Nosek and Anna Evanko, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

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