Meet our President - Bill Healy
It is with great pleasure that I become President of the Hobbyists for 2022. Here is a little bit about myself.
I was born in Brooklyn and grew up in an Irish/Italian neighborhood there. I went to Catholic school for 13 years before taking a job at Equitable Life Insurance Co. in midtown Manhattan.
While working at Equitable I met the love of my life, Vicki Castro.
Vicki and I got engaged in June of 1966. In September of 1966 I was drafted into the Army . It was the height of the Vietnam War and I was very fortunate to be sent to Korea and not Vietnam. I returned from Korea the end of March 1968 and Vicki and I got married in May ’68.
Two weeks after I left the Army in September another very lucky thing happened to me when I joined J P Morgan on Wall St., working in Human Resources.
I had a great career at JPM before retiring in May 2002. Unfortunately one of the reasons I retired was so that I could be with Vicki, who had ALS. Tragically she died in February 2007.
After returning from a vacation to Ireland in September 2008, I got lucky again when I ran into my friend Diane and asked her to dinner. We are still together, keeping each other company and traveling whenever we can.
I have two wonderful children, Andrea and Christopher, an amazing son-in-law Monty and an 11 year old grandson who is the coolest sixth grader ever.
I have always loved sports and I bowl and play golf whenever I can. Anyone who knows me knows that I love the St. Louis Cardinals,
the J-E-T-S and Notre Dame. I also love reading, listening to music and the Hobbyists.
I joined the group in 2010 and hope to be a part of this group for many, many years to come.