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Thomas E.
Willey

April 2, 1930 – November 1, 2019

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Obituary for Thomas E. Willey

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Thomas E. Willey of Pipersville, Pennsylvania, passed away on November 1st, 2019 at 89 years of age. He was born in New York City, the son of Dr. Charles and Margaret Willey. He was the loving husband of Alice Adair Willey for 44 years. Alice predeceased him in 2016; they are survived by their children, Lynn Moore, Glenn Moore, Charles Willey (Angela), Joanne Willey (Jeff Shelkey), Nancy Gisondi (Gary), Craig Moore (Cindy), Chris Willey (Jeannine) and by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Tom was a graduate of New York University and earned his Masters degree in Physics at Temple University in 1954. In 1951, Tom was hired by the Naval Air Development Center in Johnsville Pennsylvania and was a researcher and senior manager for over 35 years. He received a special commendation from the Secretary of the Navy for his work on the Polaris submarine, the Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine program and for his work on the LAMPS Destroyer helicopter program.

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Tom served as a Board Member of the Hatboro Water Authority, Treasurer of the Ivyland Presbyterian Church, Treasurer of the local Boy Scout troop, member and financial auditor of the Village Players of Hatboro and member, Secretary and one term President of the Naval Civilian Administration Association.

When he retired from Federal service, he became an independent consultant on research and development topics. He was an avid gardener with a large rose garden. He enjoyed serving as a judge for the Delaware Valley Science Fairs and for the International Science Fairs. He was also an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Shelly Funeral Home, Easton and Kellers Church Rd., Plumsteadville. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of service at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc., (a non-profit 501(c)(3) - https://drexel.edu/dvsf/partners/donate) and to the SPCA.

Visitation

When Thursday November 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Shelly Funeral Home, Plumsteadville
Address
Easton Road at Kellers Church Road
Plumsteadville, PA 18949
Location Information
5930 EASTON ROAD, PIPERSVILLE FOR GPS MAPPING

Service Information

When
Thursday November 7, 2019 11:00am
Location
Shelly Funeral Home, Plumsteadville
Address
Easton Road at Kellers Church Road
Plumsteadville, PA 18949
Location Information
5930 EASTON ROAD, PIPERSVILLE FOR GPS MAPPING

Interment Information

Location
Whitemarsh Memorial Park
Address
1169 Limekiln Pike
Horsham, PA 19002