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Notes for Philip Priestly HAINES

Philip Priestly Haines, 85, of Willistown, a dentist on the Main Line for more than 40 years, died Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of complications from surgery for a subdural hematoma.

Dr. Haines grew up in Atlantic City. His Quaker ancestor John Haines arrived in America in 1679 and lived for a time in a cave along the Rancocas Creek.

After graduating from Atlantic City High School, where he played football and basketball, Dr. Haines served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He piloted B-24s in Europe and North Africa. After V-E Day, he flew troops and supplies into Poland and never forgot the emaciated people lining the runway, his wife, Margaret Schwaechler Kane, said.

Dr. Haines earned a bachelor's degree and a dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed an internship in oral pathology at the University of Chicago. He then joined a dental practice in Center City.

In the late 1950s, he opened an office in Bryn Mawr and moved to Wayne in the early 1980s. Many of his patients were faculty members at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, and he found them so interesting that he scheduled extra time to converse with them, his wife said. He often treated college students without charge, she said.

After retiring in the late 1990s, he was a member of Community Volunteers in Medicine in Chester County, caring for low-income residents.

Dr. Haines ice-skated with his children at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, and played golf at several clubs in the area. He loved sailing in Maine and in South Jersey, and enjoyed skiing, cooking, photography, and Philadelphia Orchestra concerts.

He and his future wife met on a blind date and married in 1972. Dr. Haines is also survived by a daughter, Lois McClatchy; a son, James Kane; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette Annesley Haines, and a daughter, Kimberly.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. David's Episcopal Church, 736 S. Valley Forge Rd., Wayne.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westtown School, Box 1799, Westtown, Pa. 19395.

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