Lee Waldron, 94, a World War II Army veteran, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died on March 16, 2019 after an extended illness. Born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 12, 1924, he grew up in Bow Lake, N.H., where his family had been settled since the early 18th century. He enlisted in the Army at 18 and attended basic training in Massachusetts before setting off for the European Theater. He was among the troops that landed on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 and served in the Battle of the Bulge. A graduate of Northeastern University, he held a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and worked as a contracting officer for the U.S. Department of Defense. As a young man, he was active in community theater.
Lee was the beloved son of the late Murray and Ruth (Liptzer) Waldron, and cherished brother of James Waldron and the late George Waldron. He is mourned by his wife of 60 years, Paula (Nachman); his children Richard Waldron, Deborah Waldron, and Stacey Moncrieff; his daughter-in-law Shea Waldron and son-in-law Bruce Moncrieff; and eight grandchildren, Jonathan and Alex Waldron, David, Gabriel, and Myriam Ries, and Nathan, Celeste, and Adam Moncrieff. Lee and Paula have been residents of Oak Park for the past eight years. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on April 22 at 1 p.m. at Oak Park Temple, 1235 Harlem Ave.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Masonic Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, Morrison Lodge, 158 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261-0090. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com 847-478-1600.