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Richard J. Hadley, Sr.

Died: 7/10/2011

Mr. Richard J. Hadley, Sr., known fondly as Toby, age 69, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

A native Delawarean, Toby was born in Wilmington on February 7, 1942, son of the late Preston Hadley, Sr. and Grace Andrews Hadley. As a young man, he proudly served his country in the US Army. He retired from Christiana Hospital in 2010.

In his leisure hours, Toby enjoyed playing slots at Delaware Park.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara L. Poccynek Hadley; children, Richard J. Hadley, Jr. (Kathleen) of New Castle, Arlene Dennis of New Castle, Robert Hadley (Julia) of Long Island, NY, and Sharon Kwiatkowski of Lewes; brother, Preston Hadley, Jr. (Elaine) of Millsboro; sister, Marlene Krajewski (Robert) of Newark; former son-in-law, Sean Dennis of New Castle; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The family extends special thanks to the nurses and staff of Delaware Hospice for their many kindnesses to Toby during his illness.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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