Leader in Boyd effort passes on

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

We were deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death Monday, January 23 of Philadelphia developer Hal Wheeler. The Philadelphia Inquirer obituary today is linked here.

Since he stepped forth in 2008 with his plan to acquire, fully restore, and reopen the Boyd for entertainment, Friends of the Boyd and colleagues worked very closely with Hal.

Many of you attended various community meetings about the Boyd and experienced, first-hand, Hal’s gung ho enthusiasm for the project. Many articles are linked on our website. This 2008 feature from the Philadelphia Inquirer is a profile of Hal.

His last words to me were, “Let’s get it done!” We will, and we will never
forget Hal.

Friends of the Boyd extend our deepest sympathy to Hal’s family and to the
employees of his company.

Rest in peace, Hal.

Howard B. Haas

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