Rochester, NY: Frederick Stanley Halley of Rochester, NY died Monday, March 16 at Strong Memorial Hospital from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
Born March 5, 1940 in Teaneck, NJ to Stanley and Edith, he is survived by Judith Mae Halley, his wife of 58 years Rochester NY, sons, Matt Halley (Grant Watkins), Minneapolis, MN, Mark Halley (Kathie Halley) Fairport, NY and three grandchildren, brother Robert Halley, Cedaredge, CO, sister Janet Schraft (Gary Schraft), Rockaway, NJ.
Fred had a 29 year professional career at SUNY Brockport in the Sociology Department teaching social statistics and directing the college’s data analysis laboratory. He co-authored Adventures in Social Research, a college textbook now in its 8th addition.He received the national EDUCOM AWARD for adding social statistics to the sociology program.
Hobbies included electronics, woodworking and auto mechanics. He had passions for social justice, motorcycling and classical music.
Fred volunteered in the NYS prison system with Quakers for 25 years, receiving the Activist of the Year award from the Judicial Process Commission. After retirement, he volunteered at Microcycle, a program that recycled and repaired computers for those in need.
Fred was a member of Rochester’s Religious Society of Friends. A Meeting for Remembering will be held at a later date.
Contributions in Fred’s memory can be made to Rochester’s Religious Society of Friends, 84 Scio St., Rochester, NY 14604 or Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE First Street, Ste 800, Miami, Florida 33131