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April 01, 2008


New York Times editor

Barth Healey, an editor at The New York Times for three decades who also wrote the newspaper's stamp column from 1988 to 1993, died Saturday at a hospice in Melville, N.Y. He was 68. The cause of death was complications from prostate cancer, said his son, Matthew.

Mr. Healey mixed straight-up news with social and political commentary to explore the world of philately in his column, "Stamps."

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