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Paul F. Hadley

July 16, 2021


Paul F. Hadley, 74, passed away on Friday, with his beloved wife by his side. His wife is the former Sharon Orasin, the couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 16th.

He was born in Browndale, on April 20, 1947. He was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Frances Jakic Hadley. A lifelong and proud Browndalian, Paul attended the one room Browndale Elementary School through 8th grade. Upon graduation from Forest City Regional High School, Paul proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for RCA, later renamed Thompson Consumer Electronics, in Dunmore, Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years. Paul was known for the kindness he showed family and friends, always willing to help out when somebody needed a hand around the house or the farm. An avid hunter and fisherman he was a long-time member of the Browndale Sportsman’s Club. He took great pride in helping with the Sportsman's sponsored fishing derbies and barbecues and maintaining the grounds. He enjoyed tending to his bird feeders, garden, and watching the wildlife in his yard. Paul’s love of the outdoors was second only to the love for his family, where he spent as many weekends as he could attending his grandkids’ sporting events, Scouting events, and dance recitals enjoying his grandchildren as they grew up. Those who knew Paul well knew that he was a man of few words, but he didn’t hesitate to share how proud he was of his grandchildren, Ani and Gray.   

Paul is also survived by his two children, Karie Hadley, Westminster, MD; and Kris Hadley, Browndale; two grandchildren, Analeigh and Grayson Gardner, sister Mary Lou Zebrowski, and her husband Dave, Florida a niece Erin Zebrowski. He was preceded in death by his niece Marcia Hadley and a sister Edith Hadley.

Per his wishes, no funeral services will be held, but those who wish to honor Paul’s memory can make a donation to a charity of their choice in his name. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.

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Marlene Mousley

July 23, 2021 5:50 PM

Sharon& family I'm so very sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers your way.❤️🙏

Linda Gerchman

July 19, 2021 7:56 PM

So sorry for your loss, Sharon.

Richard Wirts

July 19, 2021 3:42 PM

Sharon ,  sorry for your loss. we hung around together in school.  Rich Wirts

Dave Richards

July 19, 2021 9:22 AM

My condolences to the Hadley family. I knew Paul all my life but more with his relationship with our Sportsmen's Club. He was a valuable member, always leading the pack to lend a hand or get the job done, and a lot of times, just on his own, he would take on projects around the club and get it done and want no accolades. He served the club and his country very well, and now it is his time to rest.   May he be blessed with Eternal Rest and may his family know that he is no longer in pain, but will live in their hearts forever.  Rest in Peace my friend. 

Officers and members of the Browndale Sportsmen's Club

July 18, 2021 1:47 PM

We are honored to plant a tree in Paul's memory. He was an unselfish member of the club and will be sorely missed.
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