Earl Haley Jr.

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Earl H. Haley Jr., 77, of 796 West Washington St., Bradford, passed away Saturday (Jan. 18, 2014) at his residence.
Born Jan. 2, 1937, in Neptune, N.J., he was a son of the late Earl H. and Margaret Conklin Haley Sr. On March 12, 1966, he married Sandra Coleman Haley. Then on Jan. 27, 1990, in Warner Robbins, Ga., he later married Dorothy L. Springer Haley, who died Oct. 8, 2012.
Mr. Haley attended Lake Worth High School in Lake Worth, Fla. After high school, he traveled to Thule, Greenland, where he worked on various construction projects. Returning to the United States, he settled in South Florida prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army. As a carpenter he had the opportunity to work on several projects up and down the East Coast, including the renovation of the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King preached. He enjoyed spoiling his pets, spending time with family, woodworking projects, camping, canoe trips, sailing and the outdoors.
Surviving are four daughters, Tammy Haley, Linda Blakeslee-Leverett, Debra Lynn Blakeslee-Grien and Nancy (Dennis) Kagey; two sons, Brian Blakeslee and Mark (Tracy) Blakeslee; two sisters, Diane (Francis) Sprague and Kathleen (Ron) McDonald; two brothers, Donald (Allene) Haley and John (Brenda) Tierney; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a son, Shawn Haley.
Family will be receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 in the First Presbyterian Church, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev.  Katherine Randall, co-pastor, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 54 East Corydon St., Bradford, PA 16701; or the , McKean County Unit, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 21 to Jan. 28, 2014
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