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.