Mr. Hadley, 75, Rt 126, Watertown, died Saturday morning, March 9 in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, where he had been a patient since February 27th.
The funeral for John W. "Jack" Hadley, Jr. will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Leon "Toby" Schilling officiating. Spring burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Town of Rutland. Calling hours are Tuesday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Members of the Rutland Fire Department will conduct a memorial service Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Rutland Volunteer Fire Department, the Rutland Congregational Church of Christ or to the Salvation Army, State St., Watertown.
Jack was born in Ogdensburg, May 27, 1937, a son of John W. Hadley Sr. and Harriet Ferguson Hadley. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. Jack starting working at age 10 washing dishes at Phillips Diner in Ogdensburg and later drove delivery truck for Wise Potato Chips.
Jack married Judy Parks, June 19, 1982 at the Rutland Church. He is survived by his wife Judy; three daughters, Evelyn (Alton) Rockhill, Moira; Catherine Hadley and companion Adrianne Kayner, Des Plaines, IL; and Keri (Michael) McArdell, Watertown; and a son Joseph J.W. (Robin) Hadley, Watertown; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. A sister Loretta Gamble predeceased him.
Jack drove truck for Borden's Ice Cream in Syracuse and Watertown until 1980, then drove for H.A. Parks in Watertown from 1980 until 2003. He continued to work, driving for Marzano Paving and until he entered the hospital, he was operating his own trucking, snow plowing and rubbish removal business.
Jack was a member and past secretary of the Rutland Fire Department and is a former member of the Ogdensburg Rescue Squad. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed collecting toy trains.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.