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Leo Mason Healey

Issaquah, Western Australia

October 23, 1925 - June 1, 2024

Leo Mason Healey Obituary

Leo Healey, of Issaquah, died on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the age of 98 at the Kline Galland Home in Seward Park. The son of Captain Leo Healey, USMC, and Dorothy (Mason) Healey, Leo was born in October of 1925 in Seattle. He attended the Naval High School in Bremerton, and then the University of Washington where he was a Track and Field athlete and a member of the Navy ROTC. He took a leave of absence from the UW to serve in the Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class, and then graduated in 1949 with a degree in economics. In 1954 he married Mary Patricia “Pat” Dunn. They were married for almost 50 years until her death in 2003.


Leaving the service after World War II, Leo began a long career in banking, first with the Issaquah National Bank and then with Seattle First National Bank. During this time, he was also called up to serve in the Army during the Korean War. After leaving banking, he and Pat had several small businesses in Issaquah including The Barn Swallow in Gilman Village and Issaquah Natural Foods on Sunset Way.


His ancestors had settled in the Issaquah area in the 1870s and he took pride in his stewardship of the natural environment that surrounded him. He loved music, regularly attending the Seattle Opera. Leo also loved to sing, whether he was in the car or as a 50-year choir member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Issaquah. He enjoyed traveling and gardening with Pat; their vegetable garden and heirloom orchard were second to none. He was an accomplished cook; together they were early adoptees of “Farm to Table'' cooking. Together they always welcomed people to their home as a safe place, hosting refugees and people needing a fresh start. Leo was an avid UW fan and never missed an opportunity to cheer on his beloved Huskies. He loved reading books of all genres, especially science fiction and mystery. For over 50 years he was proud to be a poll worker and to support the democratic process. Most important to Leo was his family, with whom he loved to talk and share his life experiences.


Survivors include his children: Joe (Jackie) Healey of San Francisco, Leo (Joan) Healey of Olympia, Kathleen (Pierce) McVey of Seattle, and John (Carmen) Healey of Vancouver; three grandchildren, Kate (Jered) Kumm, Kittredge and Mason McVey; and great-granddaughter Charlotte Kumm. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who spent many summers with Leo and Pat. A committal service will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Seattle at 2:00 PM on June 14th. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Leo Mason Healey hosted by Flintoft's Funeral Home & Crematory.

Leo Healey, of Issaquah, died on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the age of 98 at the Kline Galland Home in Seward Park. The son of Captain Leo Healey, USMC, and Dorothy (Mason) Healey, Leo was born in October of 1925 in Seattle. He attended the Naval High School in Bremerton, and then the University of Washington where he was a Track and Field athlete and a member of the Navy ROTC. He took a leave of absence from the UW to serve in the Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class, and then graduated in 1949 with a degree in economics. In 1954 he married Mary Patricia “Pat” Dunn. They were married for almost 50 years until her death in 2003.


Leaving the service after World War II, Leo began a long career in banking, first with the Issaquah National Bank and then with Seattle First National Bank. During this time, he was also called up to serve in the Army during the Korean War. After leaving banking, he and Pat had several small businesses in Issaquah including The Barn Swallow in Gilman Village and Issaquah Natural Foods on Sunset Way.


His ancestors had settled in the Issaquah area in the 1870s and he took pride in his stewardship of the natural environment that surrounded him. He loved music, regularly attending the Seattle Opera. Leo also loved to sing, whether he was in the car or as a 50-year choir member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Issaquah. He enjoyed traveling and gardening with Pat; their vegetable garden and heirloom orchard were second to none. He was an accomplished cook; together they were early adoptees of “Farm to Table'' cooking. Together they always welcomed people to their home as a safe place, hosting refugees and people needing a fresh start. Leo was an avid UW fan and never missed an opportunity to cheer on his beloved Huskies. He loved reading books of all genres, especially science fiction and mystery. For over 50 years he was proud to be a poll worker and to support the democratic process. Most important to Leo was his family, with whom he loved to talk and share his life experiences.


Survivors include his children: Joe (Jackie) Healey of San Francisco, Leo (Joan) Healey of Olympia, Kathleen (Pierce) McVey of Seattle, and John (Carmen) Healey of Vancouver; three grandchildren, Kate (Jered) Kumm, Kittredge and Mason McVey; and great-granddaughter Charlotte Kumm. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who spent many summers with Leo and Pat. A committal service will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Seattle at 2:00 PM on June 14th. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Leo Mason Healey hosted by Flintoft's Funeral Home & Crematory.

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