Ex-Pub­lic Works chief S. Hadley Jr. dies

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

Sa­muel Percy Hadley Jr. of West Palm Beach, for­mer su­per­in­ten­dent of Pub­lic Works for Palm Beach, died Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, 2017. He was 96.

Mr. Hadley was born on Nov. 2, 1920, in West Palm Beach, where he lived his en­tire life.

The son of Anna Fremd Hadley and Sa­muel Percy Hadley, he spent much of his youth at the home of his ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, for­mer Town Coun­cil mem­ber Wil­liam Fremd. His grand­fa­ther was a long­time friend of Henry M. Fla­gler and was Fla­gler’s head of hor­ti­cul­ture for the grounds of the Break­ers, White­hall and Poin­ciana ho­tels.

Mr. Hadley grad­u­ated from Palm Beach High School. He was a catcher for the lo­cal Amer­i­can Le­gion base­ball team at Con­nie Mack Field and served in the Army dur­ing World War II.

He was em­ployed by the town be­tween 1969 and 1985 as su­per­in­ten­dent of Pub­lic Works. He vol­un­teered at Holy Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church’s gift shop.

He is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Holly Weaver Hadley and spouse Bruce Craw­ford of North Palm Beach and Heather Hadley Lut­tier and hus­band Mark of West Palm Beach; two grand­sons, Thomas Tucker Lut­tier and Sa­muel Pa­trick Lut­tier, both of West Palm Beach. He also is sur­vived by a sis­ter, Jane Hadley Caruso of West Palm Beach; three nieces, Suzanne Caruso Craw­ford, An­nette Caruso Dow­ell and Bar­bara Denise Hadley Glover, all of West Palm Beach; and three neph­ews, Rick Caruso and Hy­att Trevor Hadley, both of West Palm Beach, and Jay Hall of Mi­ami.

He was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Nancy Weaver Hadley; a brother, Hy­att Hadley; and a sis­ter, Lil­lian Hadley Hall.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Holy Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, 211 Trin­ity Place, West Palm Beach, fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion in the church par­ish hall.

His re­mains will be in­terred along­side his wife in the colum­bar­ium at Holy Trin­ity. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Holy Trin­ity or Trust­bridge Hospice.

Qu­at­tle­baum Fu­neral, Cre­ma­tion and Event Cen­ter of West Palm Beach is in charge of ar­range­ments.

Mr. Hadley Jr.

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