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The Marin Journal
Thursday, January 29, 1920
Illness Ends Life of John E. Healy
After an illness of many months, which he bore cheerfully and without complaint, John E. Healy, for more than a half century connected with San Rafaelís police department, died at his home here last Thursday. The sad affair was no surprise to his many friends, who were aware of his serious illness.
John Healy was held in the very highest esteem by every person of his acquaintance. He served San Rafael in an official capacity for many years, as Tax Collector and Chief of Police. He was known to be eminently fair and square in his dealings with men of all classes, and had he desired and had his health permitted him to act longer, it is almost certain that the people would have returned him to office as often as he cared to become a candidate.
He was 69 years of age and was born in New York, coming to San Rafael when a young man. The family surviving him comprise five children, Mrs. Mary Sheehan, Francis J., Edward J., and John J. Healy and Mrs. John W. Morton. He was a charter member of San Rafael Council No. 1292, Knights of Columbus. He was a brother of Frank Healy, former Sheriff of this county, who also resides here.
The funeral was held last Saturday, with services at the home and the celebration of a requiem high mass at St. Raphaelís church. Burial was made in Mount Olivet cemetery here.
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