Whitey was man in motion: soccer was a perfect fit. He played for Frankford High School and was State Champion goalie. Later he played with a neighborhood league. He’d continue to play until his Uncle called him to serve in Korea. When he returned home he again played in a Northeast Philadelphia league.
Whitey had a feel for all things mechanical and he put his abilities to work at Soabar Printing. His creative juices were always flowing. When a problem occurred with a printing machine Whitey had it back up and running lickety split. His retirement from Soabar was short lived as another firm, Rotometrics, snatched him right up to become their plant manager.
It was easy to find his former home in Cinnaminson; you just had to look for the perfect lawn. Perhaps his love for manicured grass lead to his fascination with playing golf. Unable to ever sit still he found the time to restore a car with his son and do a little traveling. He and his wife, Joan saw the four corners of the world: Turkey, Egypt, Africa, Hawaii. Their best trip ever was to Hong Kong. Later years found them living at Four Seasons in Woolwich Twp.
In addition to his wife, Joan (nee McTamney), Whitey is survived by a daughter, Pam Hays (Ken) and a son, Craig, and grandchildren: Brian and Cale (Keirstin) Hays and Justin and Jake Macauley.
Come celebrate 85 creative years Saturday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. at Daley life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro, NJ where there will be a storytime at 11am. Tell a great story of Whitey at lifecelebrationstudio.com. Donations to Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) will be appreciated. –