Albany Blues Musician and Teacher, Tom Healey is Dead

Albany blues musician and Albany High teacher, Tom Healey, died unexpectedly Monday, according to several news reports.

Photo Credit: Wanda Callagy as shared on Tom Healey's Facebook page
Photo Credit: Wanda Callagy as shared on Tom Healey’s Facebook page

News of his passing has trickled across the Internet over the past several hours, prompting a flood of tributes on his personal Facebook page, and that of his band, The Tom Healey Blues Band.

“Tom was one of the smartest and funniest men I have ever met,” stated Albany High math teacher, Michael Justice, on Healey’s personal Facebook page. “This school year I had the pleasure to eat lunch with Tom, Greg Baker, and my sister Jen just about ever day. It was my little slice of sanity in a crazy place. Tom’s unfiltered comments about all things Albany High and beyond were not to be missed. I will miss him dearly…”

A note from Dred Scott on Nippertown.com, stated that Healey’s last performance was at a private show in Vermont this Friday.

In addition to his work as a blues musician, Healey taught social studies teacher at Albany High. Nippertown.com reported that Healey had only just retired from his teaching position.