Feb. 26, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Edwin Weaver Waldrop passed away at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in his residence. Edwin was born in Birmingham, AL, and was raised in Pelham, NY. He was a 1942 graduate of Yale University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in economics and management. He has had a lifelong interest in continuing education, taking courses at the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa. In August of 1945 he married Carolyn Torrey of Gainesville, NY. They had two children, Charles and Elizabeth. Following college graduation, Edwin had a position with American Greeting Publishers. From 1950 until 1955 he worked for a management consulting firm in Chicago, traveling to many places as a consultant, moving with his family 14 times in five years. From 1955 until 1963 he worked for Hoover Ball and Bearing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 1963 his career centered on consulting. In Dayton, OH, he formed a business named the President's Round Table in which 80 company presidents obtained continuing business education. After selling that firm in 1990, he joined the Dayton SCORE Chapter to continue his consulting. In 1996 Edwin and Carolyn moved to South Bend to be near their daughter and family. Here in South Bend he has been active in the SCORE Chapter, and has written extensively on the benefits of e-mail counseling and business counseling in general. He is a member of the Gospel Center Church, Gideon's International, SCORE and Forever Learning Institute. Edwin and Carolyn have been married for over 67 years, and both have a great love for history. This has taken them on many trips to Europe, also Russia and the Holy Land. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth McLaughlin, and her husband, Donald McLaughlin; and a son, Charles of Fort Worth, TX. There are four grandchildren, Kaitlin McLaughlin, Holly McLaughlin, David Waldrop and Beth Waldrop. Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka, where funeral services will also take place at 3:00 p.m., also on Saturday, with Rev. Eldon Heatwole officiating the services. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Gainesville, NY.
Published in South Bend Tribune on February 27, 2013