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ROBERT "BOB" O. WADDELL

Bob, a lifelong resident of Riverside, CA, age 85, passed away peacefully in Hemet, CA on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from cancer. He was born to Oliver "Lee" and Myrtle Waddell. Bob was a 1951 graduate of Poly High School and attended San Bernardino Valley College to study welding. He served as a platoon Sgt. for the combat engineers in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married his wife, Loraine, in 1959. Bob worked at Rohr Aircraft for over 35 years. He helped build the F-14 Tomcat Navy fighter jets. After retirement, Bob & Loraine enjoyed traveling in their RV and often visited Silver Lake in the California High Sierras. Bob was a Christian who loved the Lord. He attended The Grove Community Church. He was a precious part of our family, was always a joy to be around, and he will be greatly missed. Bob was a hard-working man, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and a devoted husband who adored his wife and took such good care of her.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Loraine; daughter, Bonnie (Dave) Anderson; two granddaughters, Wendy (Mike) Smith and Cheryl (Ben) Cummings; four great-grandchildren, Lily, Evan, Makayla, and Caleb; seven surviving siblings, Audrey, Ronald, Jack, Beverly, David, Diane, and Linda; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Paul (2014); sister, Shirley (2014); and brother, Ben (2017).
Graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday, October 26 at 10:00am at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Flowers may be sent to Arlington Mortuary, 9645 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503 or a donation to the in his name would be appreciated.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 20, 2017
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