James “Bud” Healy died of cancer July 27 at his home in Columbus, Ohio.
“Bud” Healy died of
cancer July 27 at his home in Columbus, Ohio. Healy was named dean of education
for the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration
Distributors International (HARDI) in 2004; before that, he was director of
education for 38 years with HARDI’s predecessor group, the Northamerican
Heating, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Wholesalers Association.
was a kind and gentle man whose warmth and friendly spirit was valued by HARDI
members, co-workers and industry friends,” said Don Frendberg, HARDI executive
vice president and long-time friend and colleague of Healy’s.
held a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from
the University of Illinois. He was a prolific writer and a resource for HVACR
engineering technology throughout the association and the industry.
led the development and growth of education in the association through the Home
Study Institute and the Counterperson Certification Program, and authored
numerous technical courses and texts. Healy was named HARDI Senior Fellow this
past June by the group’s board of directors.
is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margie, and children Mary, Eileen, Michael
and Dennis, as well as their families.
funeral mass will be held July 31 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Columbus.
Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH
43212, or to St. Agatha Catholic Church.
HARDI staff was planning a retirement party for Healy in August and wanted to
present him with a memory book of letters from friends and associates. HARDI
would still like to prepare the memory book and present it to his family. If
you would like to participate, send your letters by Aug. 15, 2009, to HARDI,
3455 Mill Run Dr., Suite 820, Columbus, OH 43026-7578.
Obituary: James “Bud” Healy, HARDI Dean Of Education
July 30, 2009