James Waldo

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 17, 2002

Nov. 13, 1919-June 16, 2002Attorney James Earl Waldo, 82, of Ironton died Sunday at his home, after an extended illness.

The Scioto County native was born Nov. 13, 1919, the son of the late Ralph E. and Margaret Ruth VanMeter Waldo.

He was the husband of the late Edna M. Waldo.

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He was a retired attorney with the law firm of Waldo & Waldo, and was a member of Central Christian Church of Ironton, where he was a choir member for 50 years. He also was a member and past president of the Ironton Lion's Club; the UCT; BPOE 177; the Ohio State Bar Association, where he was licensed to practice law

in the southern Federal District Court; the Ironton and Bellefonte Country clubs; and a former board member of LAWCO Lake Association. He was a graduate of Ironton High School; The Ohio State University; and The Ohio State University College of Law. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy; he was the director of First Federal Savings Bank, since 1965; former trustee of the City of Ironton Recreation Department; and he was a former coach for Ironton Youth Basketball.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharyn and Greg Justice of Ironton; two sons and daughters-in-law, James M. and Lori Waldo and Kevin and Rayetta Waldo, all of Ironton; six grandchildren, Jaime Mills of Columbus, Mason Waldo of Middletown, Taylor Waldo, Haley Waldo, Jason Smith and Jenna Waldo, all of Ironton; and Brea Waldo of New York City, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Mills, Luke Mills and Ethan Waldo; and one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph E. and Lorna Waldo Jr. of Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, with minister Alan Tison officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. 41101; or to the Ironton City School Foundation, 105 South Fifth Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638.