Mark Healy (1952 - 2013)

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Mark Healy
1952 - 2013
December 7, 1952
Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas United States
February 24, 2013
Northpark Mall in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas United States
Mark Healy was born on December 7, 1952 at Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas United States. He died on February 24, 2013 at Northpark Mall, Dallas, Texas United States at 60 years old.
Updated: June 27, 2013
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Mark Healy was born on at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas United States
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February 28, 2013
Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas United States
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Mark Healy, age 60, passed away suddenly on February 23, 2013. A longtime and respected Dallas lighting designer, Mark was also actively involved in community service with Rotary International. His wife Jennie, sons and daughters-in-law James and Sara Healy and Clay and Chrissie Berry, son Reide Berry, mother, Mary Lou Healy, and grandchildren Roman, Boston Lance and Regan survive Mark. His father, John L. Healy and his son Lance Berry preceded him in death. He is also survived by his sister Monica Healy Miller and husband, Thaddeus; sister Carla Healy Bailey; nephews: Eddy Healy, John E. Healy, Frank L. Healy and wife Jeanne and their daughters Cassandra and Katherine; niece, Siobhan Grantham and husband Sam and great nephews Sean and Malcolm Grantham as well as Jennie's parents Ed and Virginia McCarty. One of his passions in Rotary was Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) a weeklong leadership camp for high school juniors. He was involved in founding Camp RYLA in 1991 and served as Camp Director each year thereafter. Over the 22 years of Camp RYLA Mark was a positive influence in the lives of thousands of young people. Many continue to be involved in the camp as staff members and Rotarians. Mark was the recipient of the district's New Generations Award in 1999 and was district Rotarian of the Year in 2000. Each year Rotary International recognizes 150 out of 1.2 million Rotarians world wide for their outstanding service to humanity and in 2006 Rotary International honored Mark by awarding him the prestigious "Service Above Self" Award. Mark was a Paul Harris Fellow, a Paul Harris Society member, and a Major Donor to Rotary's Foundation. Visitation at Grove Hill Funeral Home at 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228 will be Wednesday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at the Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214. Internment will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery. Those who would like to remember Mark with flowers or donations please do so. Donations to the RYLA Alumni Association in Mark's memory can be sent to William Messer, Camp RYLA Treasurer, 1119 Ryan Ave. Carrollton TX 75006.

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In 1952, in the year that Mark Healy was born, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1962, when he was just 10 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1978, when he was 26 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1986, he was 34 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1990, he was 38 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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