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George Hadeler III, Formerly of Pearl River, Passes Away

Long-time Pearl River resident George. W. Hadeler III passed away July 5, 2012.

George W. Hadeler III, 72, formerly of Pearl River, passed away July 5.

Hadeler settled in Pearl River after serving in the Air Force and worked in the family hardware business until he retired to Virginia in 2000.

During his years in Pearl River, Hadeler was involved in many community organizations. He was a Rotarian for 35 years, a member of the James Anderson American Legion Post, a trustee with the Pearl River Public Library, a Scout Master with Troop 36 for 18 years, a member of the Pearl River Gun Club. He was involved with St. Aedans Catholic Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Hadeler worked with Save The Montagnard People (STMP), which is dedicated to helping refugees who worked with the U.S. military in Vietnam for 25 years.

After moving to Virginia, he got involved with Page One and Habitat for Humanity, joined the Rileyville Ruritans and worked as a Master Gardener.

Hadeler was born in Hackensack, N.J. July 17, 1939. He was living in Luray, VA when he passed away.

Surviving Hadeler are his wife of 50 years, Shelby Monroe Hadeler, a son, Kurt Hadeler and wife Kelley Hadeler of Pearl River, N.Y.; a brother, Paul J. Hadeler of Pearl River, N.Y.; a sister, Nancy Hadeler Wilson of Freeport, Texas; and three grandchildren, Emma Morgan Hadeler, Wolfgang Karl Hadeler and Margot Jolie Hadeler.

A memorial service was conducted on Tuesday, July 10, at the Page United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sarah Calvert, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621.  A memorial service will be conducted in Pearl River later in July.

Memorial gifts may be made to Save The Montagnard People Inc. in care of Treasurer Bruce Bentley, 21 Lexington Ave., West Warwick, R.I. 02893-3922; or to Page United Methodist Church Compassion Fund, Luray, Va. 22835.

Hanna Rozzo July 16, 2012 at 09:38 PM
To Shelby,Kurt and family. We were saddened to hear of Georges passing.A gentle and caring man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many. Hanna and Phil
Jim Sutherland July 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM
My condolences to the entire Hadeler family. I live on Forest Ave and besides the innumerable bits of knowledgeable advice and/or interesting conversations I've enjoyed from George, one of the fondest memories was knowing winter had succumbed to spring because early in the AM, the faint drone of a moped would drift thru the kitchen window that faces east, getting ever louder, as George, with white helmet and impeccable posture, rode past my house at a blistering 20MPH on his way to work. And then again, in the opposite direction this time, at the lunch hour. Four times a day, if I was home at the right times, I could see George, give a wave and get a nod ( both hands on the bars- safety first! ), and know I made the right decision to not only buy a home in Pearl River in general and Forest Avenue in particular. He was the living embodiment of the town motto; a truly friendly person with no agenda.
Racheal and Paul Hadeler Jr. July 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Don't think of them as gone away, their journey has just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one. Just think of them as resting from the sorrows and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and no years. Think of how they must be wishing that we could know, today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of them as living in the hearts of those they touched for nothing loved is ever lost and they were loved so much. - June Welsch We have Loving memories of Uncle George and wish Aunt Shelby and her family Peace at this time.
Neil Halpern August 21, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I remember George, he was such a great scout leader. I tell my own daughter of the stories and the camping trips we took when I was in the scouts. I lost my dad when he was 72 as well. Much too young, my condolences to the Hadeler family.
Bob Miller December 26, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I just ran across this news. My deepest condolences to you, Shelby.

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