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Patrick Healy III, a former chairman of the Utah State Tax Commission and retired executive vice president of the National League of Cities, died Monday, Mar. 2, 1992 in a Washington D.C. area hospital, after a long illness. He was 82.

Mr. Healy moved from Ogden to Washington D.C., after his appointment in 1954 to the league's top staff post, where he was instrumental in gaining a greater national forum for urban problems. After retiring in 1972, he wrote a book, "The Nation's Cities: Change and Challenge".Mr. Healy was born in Los Angeles and reared in Wyoming and Utah. He was state tax commission chairman for four and a half years beginning in 1949. He also owned the Pepsi Cola Company bottling plant in Ogden and managed a family sheep ranch in Buffalo, Wyoming.

He had graduated in 1932 from Amherst College and later earned a master's degree in public administration at Syracuse University Maxwell School.

Mr. Healy was a Naval officer in World War II on the staff of General Lewis Hershey. He also served in the Pacific. He was promoted to Commander in 1950, while serving as commanding officer of the Organized Naval Reserve Battalion in Ogden.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Healy of Chevy Chase, Maryland; sons, Patrick Healy IV, San Francisco, Calif.; Edmund Healy, Taos, New Mexico; daughter, Nancy Lee Schwanfelder, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and six grandchildren.

Private services will be held in Ogden.

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