William Charles Haid Jr. of Avondale

William Charles Haid Jr.,  77, of Avondale, died Sunday, Oct. 25, at Christiana Hospital after a long battle with cancer.  Bill was the loving husband of Joanne Mary Haid (Madden) and they shared 54 years of happiness together.

William Charles Haid Jr.

In addition to his wife, Joanne, Bill is survived by his son William Charles Haid III and his wife Susan Haid (Carman). Bill was the doting grandfather to Amanda Haid and Thomas Haid and never missed an opportunity to spoil them.

Born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Bill was the son of the late William Charles Haid Sr. and Dolores Haid (Cavanaugh).  Bill was predeceased by his brother Terence and his sister Teresa.  He is survived by his three sisters, Jane Wisniewski, Andrea Thomas, and Susan Brennan, and many adored nieces and nephews.

Bill graduated from Father Judge High School and continued his education at Villanova University.  After college, he served in the Army National Guard for six years.  His studies led him to a career as a recreation therapist for the state of Pennsylvania.

Bill loved watching his Philadelphia sports teams and was an avid fan of Villanova basketball.  He also enjoyed many hobbies including model trains, stamp collecting, genealogy research, and reading about history.  He traveled all over the world with his wife Joanne and especially enjoyed visiting Normandy, France.   Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends and he will be sorely missed.

You are invited to visit with Bill’s family and friends on Friday, Oct. 30, from 9:15 -10:15 a.m. for a visitation at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390 where a mass will begin at 10:30.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kennett Square.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Father Judge High School, 3300 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.  Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA; please visit Bill’s online memorial by going to www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

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