Theodore " Teddy Bear" Hadley, Jr.
- May 9, 1928 - July 20, 2011
- Media, Pennsylvania
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“Dear Betty Ann and Family,
My most sincere condolences at Ted's passing. He was a kind, thoughtful and generous man. I first became acquainted with...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia A. Theodore - Media, PA
“Dear Betty Ann, Melissa and Family,
Please accept our condolences on Mr. Hadley's passing. He was such an amazing man -- kind and generous, with...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Sheila Coombs Branyan - Media, PA
“Dear Betty Ann & Family,
God Bless you all. I am so saddened to hear of the death of Ted. He was a terrific man with a larger than life...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Tootsie) Sheffield, RN - PA
We were saddened to learn that Ted had passed away. I mostly remember him from Sun Oil days where he was a guy you sought out to...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Chad Bardone - Rose Valley, PA
Please know that we are right beside you with our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt friendship.
Your husband has always been...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Poth Ricci - Lansdowne, PA
“To me Ted was a mentor and, as he liked to say, "co-worker." I had many very enjoyable and educational years working for and with Ted. What I learned...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph Kauffman - Frisco, TX
“To the family of Ted hadley I'm sorry about your loss. Ted was a great man and very influencial person. It was always a delight for Ted to come in...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Keith Yancey - Newcastle, DE
“Ted was my first "father" away from home in 1977 as a young girl of 21. He supported me in my marriage and attended my wedding and also as I grew to...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: KATHLEEN MOYER DAILY McGRANAGHAN - NJ
“We share your loss. Ted gave so much to the community in his many positions. We especially cherish his devotion to Riddle Village in so many ways.
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9 of 20 | Posted by: Betty and Joe Helwig - Media, PA
“I was saddened by the news of Ted passing. At the last Board meeting he told me that he was hoping to make the 50 year mark with The Parks Board..
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10 of 20 | Posted by: Dick Mcclintock - Upland, PA
“Chuck and I were saddened to learn of Ted's passing. He had so many severe health situations but always seemed to overcome them, trouper that he...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Ruthmarie Brooks Silver - PA
“I was deeply saddened to learn of Ted’s passing. Ted gave so much to his community. He will be missed. If there was a project in Delaware...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Guy Messick - Media, PA
“Dear Melissa & Family,
We are so saddened by the loss of your wonderful father. Bernie and I really loved seeing him and Betty Ann when we were...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Lorraine & Bernie Garrett - MA
“As a 14-year old member of the Media Boys Club, I remember how Ted took the time to teach me and others how to play baseball better. He encouraged...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: HARRY CHRISTOPHER - N FT MYERS, FL
“To the Hadley Family,
I am glad to have met Ted through his monumental efforts at the Media Youth Center and to have been able to call him my friend...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Peter Bentivegna - Friend
“Sadness on the passing of my mentor and my dear, dear friend.
16 of 20 | Posted by: Margie Linnenbank - FL
“Betty Ann, you and Ted were so special to me during my time in Radnor. Ted was a very caring, special person that has left us with wonderful...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Fran Heartwell - Fort Worth, TX
“To the Hadley's,our most deepest sympathy on the loss of our cherished friend Ted. We will forever remember his kindness, his gentle soul and all the...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Marty and Denise Wusinich - PA
“To Mrs. Hadley and family. Extending deepest sympathy for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.
He always was a...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Walter Fernandez - Haddon Twp., NJ
“Betty Ann and family. I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He was a tireless worker from the day I met him about 1943.
My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Thomson - Newark, DE
Theodore D. Hadley Jr., 83, of Media, a retired Sun Oil Co. executive and former Elwyn board chairman, died July 20.
Mr. Hadley lived in the Media area all of his life. He was a graduate of the old Media High School, Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Harvard University Graduate School for Management Development. For 45 years, Mr. Hadley was employed by Sun Oil Co. where he was a corporate vice president at the time of his retirement.
Mr. Hadley was a tireless advocate for children and adults with special needs. He was former chairman of the board of directors for Elwyn Inc. in Middletown, a former board member of Elwyn Training School in Vineland, N.J., and a former member of the Philadelphia Committee of Elwyn National Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Hadley was a member of the Delaware County Park board for 45 years, 22 as chairman. He was a former member and president of Media Boys Club, now the Media Youth Center, for which he was a major fundraiser. Mr. Hadley was former vice chairman of the Media Water Authority, former co-chair of the Delaware County Open Space Project and former member of the Delaware County Open Space Task Force.
For 21 years, Mr. Hadley was chairman of the 7th congressional district's selection committee for nominations to military academies. He was former chairman of the Eastern College Parents Fund-raising Drive and was an honorary member of the Media Rotary Club. He was formerly financial chairman of the Sunoco political action committee, known as SUNPA, president of the Media Swimming and Rowing Club, now Broomall Lake's C.C., board member of Ethel Mason Development Center, member and officer of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, American Petroleum Institute member, Residex Corporation board member, Alliance Enterprise Inc. board member, Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Foundation advisory committee member and Waynesborough Country Club & Merion Gold Club member. Mr. Hadley was a member of Pine Valley Golf Club.
He was former chairman of the Upper Providence Zoning Board and the Upper Providence Park and Recreation Board and a former member of the Nether Providence Park and Recreation Board. Mr. Hadley was past president of the National Association of Purchasing Management. He was a captain with the 111th Infantry Regimental Combat Team, USAR-497th Quarter Master Battalion.
In 1979 Mr. Hadley was honored by community leaders and friends for outstanding contribution to the community and dedication to youth endeavors. In 1985 he was presented the Delaware County American Spirit Preservation Award for exemplifying the spirit of the Founding Fathers through leadership, integrity, vision, patriotism and commitment to progress. Mr. Hadley was named the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 1993 Citizen of the Year and, in 1996, was presented the Rose Tree Media School District Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2002 the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities honored him for his "Leadership of Special People" and, in 2003, Mr. Hadley was honored by Delaware County Council for 40 years of service on the County of Delaware Park and Recreation Board. He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Hadley was the son of the late Theodore D. Hadley Sr. and Laura E. Buckley Hadley. He was the brother of the late Richard J. Hadley, a U.S. Navy commander who served on the original crew of the atomic submarine, Nautilus.
Survivors: Wife, Betty Ann Laning Hadley; daughters, Melissa Ann Krakower (Thomas) of Media, Pamela Ann Goodling (John) of York; grandchildren, Sabrina Allison Sterner and Brett Alan Musselman, both of York, and Lindsay Alyson Krakower of Media.
Service: Relative and friends are invited to his memorial service, 10 a.m. Sat., July 30, Media Presbyterian Church, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media.
Visitation: After 9 a.m. Sat., July 30, at Media Presbyterian Church.
Burial: Private at Media Cemetery, Upper Providence.
Contributions: The Friends of Ted and Betty Ann Hadley Scholarship Fund to benefit children and adults at Elwyn with special needs, in care of Elwyn Inc., Elwyn Road, Media, PA 19063 or Media Youth Center, Youth Way, Media, PA 19063.
Condolences: www.cavanaghfuneralhome.com .