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Peter Dale Hadley


Peter Dale Hadley, 91, of Fernandina Beach, Fl passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Born October 27, 1928 in Trenton New Jersey, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was an active member of his Boy Scout troop earning the degree of Eagle Scout. Peter graduated from Trenton State College in 1946 and then joined the Navy. He was in Naval Intelligence stationed in the Pentagon during the Korean War. After active-duty he remained in the Naval Reserves and retired as a Lieutenant.

In 1951 he married the love of his life Elaine Virginia Saville.

Peter�s first teaching job was in Morristown New Jersey. In 1955 he moved to Levittown Pennsylvania where he raised his three children. He was teaching for Pennsbury School District until he became a guidance counselor for Neshaminy High School in 1975. He retired as a guidance counselor in 1989.

Peter was a deacon in his church. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, boating, and camping. He has been a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons for 50 years. Peter and Elaine have traveled all over the world.

Peter purchased a house on Amelia Island in 1999 and Peter and Elaine were snowbirds for several years until they finally moved full-time to the island. He moved into Savannah Grand in January of 2018.

He is preceded in death by his cherished wife Elaine Virginia Saville. He leaves behind and was a loving father to David Hadley (Jeanette), Susan Hadley McEwen (Dave) and Jeffrey Hadley (Karen). He leaves behind six grandchildren and four great granddaughters.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for early 2020.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 2600 Atlantic Ave Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 or Community Hospice of N.E. Florida. at


So sorry for your loss, especially sad at this season. Our prayers for you and your family.

BETH CZARNECKI December 18, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. He was as well as the family very special to us. Prayers and warm thoughts for the family.

TERRI HAGERMAN-LOPEZ December 20, 2019
Uncle Pete was a great man and touched many lives. What I like to remember most is his sense of humor and that part of him that continued to teach as he shared his wisdom with family and friends. I will miss him!

CANDY HUNT December 23, 2019
Jamey and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We loved toured your parents, they were wonderful people.

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