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In Memory

Chuck Waddell

Chuck Waddell

CHARLES D. WADDELLCharles D. Waddell beloved husband of Gloria (nee Tuscak); father of Deirdre M. Bloemer (Benjamin) of Ft. Mitchell, KY and Sara E. Waddell; brother of James B. Waddell (Deborah) of Columbus, OH and Elizabeth A. Waddell of Seattle, WA. Services Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Rd. Saturday Aug. 25th at 10:30 a.m. Private interment Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. FRIENDS RECEIVED AT THE ZEIS-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 16105 DETROIT AVE. FROM 4-8 P.M. FRIDAY.

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03/20/21 01:15 PM #1    

Dan Burkhart

One of the assignments in Mr. Buford's class was to pick a classmate, even if you didn't know them, to write about and I chose Chuck Waddell who was a mystery to me, shy, his head tucked down to avoid encounters, which I suspected might have been from the jabs of some kids who ridiculed his dad, on the janitorial staff, adolescent misbehavior that was often unchallenged. Mr. Buford selected what I wrote to read in class while not divulging names of the subject or the writer. Chuck knew who wrote about him and what I wrote was about him. He blushed during the entire episode but nodded to me as we left class. I will always regret I did not become a friend to Chuck Waddell -- separated by different cliques and interests I suspect -- who seems to have had a good life, one where he was valued and will be missed.

03/21/21 12:37 PM #2    

Jinny Kamuf (Johnson)

What a wonderful story, Dan. Thanks for sharing. 

03/23/21 02:00 PM #3    

Terry Braun

Tremendous post Dan.  Chuck and I began Kensington Elementary together and although he was always shy, he was a very good kid.  I moved to California my sophomore and junior years of high school and when I returned for my senior year I did not see Chuck much, just occassionally around the hallways, still shy.  He was a good person and it looks like he raised a great family.  The Class of 66 is going to miss you Chuck, RIP.

04/02/21 04:05 PM #4    

Sandy Hanson

I didn't know you very well at RRHS, Dan (just in Monsieur Masse's french class),  but this is a lovely tribute that you wrote to Chuck - both then and now. 

04/03/21 01:52 PM #5    

Peggy Toman (Siegle)

Thank you for that meaningful post, Dan.

04/05/21 01:03 AM #6    

Chuck Inglefield

I believe that he was the only other Chuck in our class. That was the only common thread that we had. Having read the nice tributes that are written here, I wish I had made a stronger effort to befriend him.  Actually Dan, after reading your nice tribute, I wish I had been better friends with you!

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