Adelaide T. Haws
1926 - 2021
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Adelaide T. Haws (nee Thorogood) of Glenmoore, PA passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 after a short illness. She was 95. Born in Ardmore, PA on January 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Philip C. and Adelina (McClare) Thorogood, and sister of the late Dorothy T. Gibbs and the late Philip C. Thorogood Jr. She was a graduate of Lower Merion High School, Class of 1943. After graduation she worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia. A lifelong Episcopalian, Adelaide, known to everyone as Addy, was baptised, confirmed and married in St Mary’s Church, Ardmore. On September 3, 1949 she married her childhood sweetheart, Harvey L. Haws. The couple were blessed with the birth of daughter Wendy in 1951, son Steven in 1953, and daughter Kimberly in 1962. A devoted and loving wife and mother, she relished raising her family. After Kimberly began school, Addy began a part time job working in the cafeteria at Marple-Newtown Junior High School where she made lasting friendships with her colleagues. She had a penchant for contests on local radio. Her knowledge of facts would pay off as she won many prizes, including trips to Hawaii, Bermuda and Florida. In 2004 after living in Newtown Square for 52 years, Addy and Harvey moved to Glenmoore, PA to enjoy retirement. Addy loved and was loved by her six nieces, their families, and her cousins, friends and neighbors. Addy is survived by Harvey, her husband of 71 years, her children, Wendy Neuhoff of Glenmoore, PA, Steven Haws of Mirfield, England, and Kimberly Robinson and husband John of West Chester, PA. Her beloved son in law, the late William Neuhoff, died in 2012. She is also survived by grandchildren Jason Neuhoff and wife Kara, Cory Neuhoff, John Robinson III, Matthew Robinson, and great grandchildren, Lauren Neuhoff and Paige Neuhoff. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at To send online condolences, please visit

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Published in The Daily Local from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2021.
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