In Memory Of

Raymond Waldron

AUBURN < Raymond Waldron, 96, of Copley St. Auburn, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2009 at St. Camillus Nursing Home. Born in Sterling, he was the son of the late Roy Waldron and Bessie Brooks. Mr. Waldron was a member of the Sterling Historical Society and associated with the beautification of the Sterling Cemetery. He was a member of the board of directors for the Cayuga Health Association. He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and an avid member of the YMCA. After serving four years in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, he furthered his love for education by receiving a master"s degree from Cornell University and a second master"s degree from Middlebury College. Mr. Waldron was an educator for 36 years, 25 of those years he taught English at East High School in Auburn. He is survived by his niece, Erlaine (William) Reese, of Syracuse; a nephew, Mark (Wilma) Waldron, of Frederick Md.; great-nieces and nephews, Paul Morin, of Buffalo, Larry Lofland, Sherri Dilly, Jennifer Little, Kenneth Waldron, all of Frederick Md.; and one cousin, Mark Brooks. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Waldron; and one nephew, Phillip Waldron. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 today, April 1, at the Langham Funeral Home, 75 E. Genesee St., Auburn, with funeral services to immediately follow. Burial will take place at Sterling Cemetery in Sterling, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sterling Historical Society, 14352 Wood Road, Sterling NY 13156; and the Auburn YMCA in Raymond"s name. To send a message to the family, sign our guest book at and click on obituaries.

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05/18/16 09:05 AM #1    

Kevin C Delahanty (1972)

Mr. Waldron had a reputation, fairly or unfairly deserved, of being a tough task master. I took an English course under his tutelage at AHS. I entered with a feeling of dread but, somehow, we got along just fine. Make no mistake, he was exacting, but he taught me a love of the English language, & its proper use, that lasts to this day. While composing a letter or some other communication, I still find myself pausing to think, "What would Mr. Waldron say?" I suppose that's the best way to thank a teacher. 

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