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Dr. William H. Whiteley, III (Bill) of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018, hours shy of his 100th birthday. Bill was born on July 2, 1918 in Philadelphia to William H. Whiteley, Jr. and Agnes Curry Whiteley.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Perkins Whiteley. His former wife, Margaret Flach Whiteley, died on July 3, 1984. He leaves one son, William H. Whiteley, IV, and three daughters, Margaret Driscoll, Nancy Campbell, and Susan O’Connor; three grandchildren, Seamus Campbell, Ryan and Lauren Driscoll; and three great grandchildren.

Bill graduated from West Philadelphia High School (1935), Lafayette College (1939), and Jefferson Medical College (1943). An honor graduate, he became the first neurosurgical resident at Jefferson under Dr. Rudolph Jaeger in 1944. After service in the US Army Corps, as a neurosurgeon, during WW II, he returned to Jefferson and took postgraduate work in neurosurgery and rose in academic rank to Clinical Professor. For a time, he was a personal assistant to Dr. Jaeger and aided in the preparation of color motion pictures of neurosurgical operations that were shown at national meetings. He contributed to the neurosurgical literature, produced many scientific exhibits, and was active in the societies of his specialty.In the Christian Medical Society, he served as national President in 1948 and 1961.

He spent his entire career practicing medicine at Thomas Jefferson Hospital and also served on the staff at Will’s Eye and Methodist Hospitals in Philadelphia, as well as the Veteran’s Hospital in Coatesville.

Bill will be remembered for his love of family, serving as an organist at Holy Name Church in Mullica Hill, and his keen interest in many areas such as photography, bird watching, traveling, and his koi pond. A devout Christian, he was a long-time member of the 10th Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, serving as an elder, and teaching Bible studies. But mostly, he will be remembered for his kind, gentle, and caring nature.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bill’s Visitation Thursday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Holy Redeemer Home Care, 150 E. 9th Ave., Runnemede, NJ 08078 would be deeply appreciated.




Posted by Susan O'Connor on July 2, 2021
Thinking of you Daddy for what would be your 103rd birthday! You almost made it to your 100th, but God was ready to take you home just hours before you got there. I love you and think of you every day. I miss you so much! With Love, Susan
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Happy Easter in Heaven Daddy! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Miss you so much! With Love, Susan
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Merry Christmas in Heaven Daddy. I know you are always watching over me and that your guiding hand will be forever on my shoulder. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you. You will always be loved. Merry Christmas. Love, Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on November 26, 2020
Thinking of you today Daddy on this Thanksgiving. I am so grateful and blessed to have had you as my father. I miss you and love you. Love, Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on July 2, 2020
Daddy, on your birthday I want you to know your love and strength is in my heart. Then, now and always. I love you and miss you! Susan
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Daddy, two years ago today, God took you away to be in a better place. I just want you to know that you are loved, you are missed and you are remembered! I know you are at peace, I just wish I was too. Miss you Daddy! Love, Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on June 21, 2020
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY IN HEAVEN DADDY! Your guiding hand will be on my shoulder forever! I miss you every day you are gone. Until we meet again... I love you. Susan
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Posted by Susan O'Connor on December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas Daddy! Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. In laughter and in sorrow, in sunshine and through the rain, I know you are watching me until we meet again. I love you and miss you, Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on November 28, 2019
Thinking of you on this Thanksgiving day Daddy, and am grateful and blessed to have you as a father! I love you and miss you badly...Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on July 2, 2019
Happy Birthday Daddy! 101 today! Wow! What an incredible life you had. It is comforting for me to be able to see your picture on this website (daily), and I am fortunate to have several saved voicemails in my phone from you that I still keep updating. I miss you so badly! With love forever, Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on June 16, 2019
Happy Father's Day Daddy! I miss our daily phone calls once you had finished dinner and you were in your chair for the evening. Even if it was a 5 minute conversation (at times) you kept me informed about how your day was, both good and bad. You have done so much for me, and I can't thank you enough for being there for me and being my Father. I miss telling you that every time we finished our conversations that I was able to tell you I love you. I think of you daily and continue to tell you that I love you and miss you so badly. With all my love, Susan
Posted by Susan O'Connor on April 21, 2019
Thinking of you today this Easter, Daddy! Love you and miss you badly! Susan
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Merry Christmas Daddy! I miss you so badly...Love, Susan
Posted by Carol Karnes Wenzel on August 6, 2018
A most talented neurosurgeon will greatly be missed
My very first job after graduating from Jefferson, was in Neurosurgey with Dr Whiteley The most talented kindest and gentlest surgeon I have ever worked with He taught me that the patient was just not a patient but a person to be respected We had a great group back then Shoop Perk and myself Along with some very talented residents We all worked well together and had good times along the way. I shall always remember those years with love And thankfulness in my heart and for all that I learned. I would love to hear from Perk
      Respectfully
       Carol Karnes Wenzel
       2012 Oak Grove Dr
       Zellwood Fl 32798

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