Thursday, December 24, 2009

Brother Rex Waddington, Jr. Goes Home

Rexford "Rex" Waddington, Jr., 85, of 1999 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

Rexford "Rex" Waddington, Jr., 85, of 1999 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday, (December 20, 2009) afternoon.

He was born Feb 9, 1924 in Emporium a son of the late Rexford and Minnie Evans Waddington.

September 1, 1962 in First United Methodist Church He married Maxine Carlson Tilburg Waddington, who Survives.

Mr. Waddington graduated from Emporium High School. He served with the US Armys 82nd Airborne Division where he was a pilot of a glider in the invasion of Normandy.

He was a self-employed electrician and also at Sylvania for over 24 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He attended the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Coudersport.

In addition to his wife Maxine Carlson Tilburg Waddington
Daughter: Brenda, Mrs. Frank Nicolo, Emporium
Son: Rexford Waddington, III, Emporium
Step-daughter: Deborah Tilburg, Erie
Three Grandchildren Lisa Nicolo
Lori, Mrs. Doug Hetrick
Daniel Belk
5 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Virginia Dodge, Machias, NY
Sister: Betty Norec, Saranac Lake, NY
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Rexford and Minnie Evans Waddington
Step-son: Robert P. Tilburg who died in 1982

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Gospel Tabernacle, Route 6, Coudersport, PA on Saturday, (December 26, 2009) at 12:00 PM with Pastor David Minor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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