Joel Tyler Headley “Ty” - March 18, 2011

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Joel Tyler Headley “Ty”, of Winchester, VA and formerly from Chandler, AZ and Ravena, NY passed away on March 18, 2011 in Winchester. He was born April 3, 1927 in Albany.
Ty was married to Jacquelyn Powell Kennedy in 1949. She passed away May 6, 2008 after 58 years of Marriage. He is survived by three children, Joel Tyler Headley III and Wendy of Winchester, VA, Nancy Headley Summer and Lee of Woodland Hills, CA, Kenneth Scott Headley and Elane of Gold Canyon, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Austin, Nicholas and Andrew Headley, Stephanie and Shayna Summer; 2 great-granddaughters; brother Chan Headley; and two nephews. He was the son of the late Allston and Carol Headley.
After attending the Albany Academy and Williams College, Ty was employed for twenty nine years by Hudson Valley Paper Co. in Albany, NY, Budget Office Equipment in Phoenix AZ and Southwest Janitor Supply in Tempe, AZ. He retired in 1999.
Always active in his community he was a member of Lions International for 39 years. Prior to that, Ty was charter president of the Ravena, NY Jaycees and held many offices including NYS Vice President. Mr. Headley was co-founder and Charter President of the Ravena Library, member of Ravena and Coeymans planning board, on the board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and active in the Sight Conservation Eye Bank. He was past president of the Alumni Association and the Fathers Association of the Albany Academy where he graduated from in 1945. He was busy in church activities being Chairman of the Finance (8 years) and a trustee of the Congregational Christian Church of Ravena where he was a 57-year member. He was also a member of Opequon Presbyterian Church in Winchester, VA. At Opequon he was on several committees. Ty was an active shepherd and was elected Deacon in 2009. He was chosen as Older Adult of the Year in 2010 by the congregation.
Following services in Winchester, VA a second funeral service will be held 2 PM on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Congregational Christian Church in Ravena, NY. Burial will follow at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery in New Baltimore, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Congregational Christian Church, PO Box 326, Ravena, NY 12143 or the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 Cork St., Winchester VA 22601.