Harold Waldron, 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring Hospice facility, St. Augustine, after a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Daytona Beach, raised in Port Orange, Fla., and grew up with a love of the outdoors, which included hunting, fishing and golf as his favorite sporting pastimes.
He attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and where he met his beloved future wife of 57 years JoAnne (Heller). He graduated from the Southern College of Pharmacy at Mercer University in Atlanta, then started his long career as a pharmacist in Daytona.
In 1960, he and his small family moved to St. Augustine where he set up his pharmacy business in the Doctor"s building on Marine Street, near the former site of Flagler Hospital. He continued his career in St. Augustine until his retirement from Moultrie Pharmacy just a few years ago. His love for his chosen profession was evidenced by the care and compassion he showed toward his many customers. He was an avid Florida Gator fan and enjoyed attending numerous football games with family and friends over the years. He treasured the many friendships acquired since moving to St. Augustine and thoroughly enjoyed the frequent get-togethers shared with them.
He is survived by his wife JoAnne; children, Britt (Kim), Bill (Kim), Lynn Watson (Richard) and Brian (Susan); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family would also like to send a special thanks to the health care associates who took great care of Harold during his illness.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1 at Anastasia Baptist Church, reception following.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harold"s name to Northeast Florida Community Hospice (4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257) directed to the Bailey Family Center for Caring or to the National Parkinson Foundation (P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or www.parkinson.org).
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.