HOWLAND — John “Jack” Robert Waggoner Sr., 84, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 2, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
Jack was born Nov. 23, 1935 in New Castle, Pa., to the late Joseph M. and Jemima Shuler Waggoner. He was a 1953 graduate of New Castle High School.
Jack was a mechanical engineer; his professional career spanned over 50 years. H e began at Johnson Bronze in New Castle and was brought to Ohio to work with the Wean Co. in Warren; his career continued with several other local manufacturers.
Jack married the love of his life, the former Ethel M. Dudash, Aug. 3, 1956. They enjoyed 64 wonderful years together.
Jack loved sports. He was an avid Steelers fan. He was a member and past president of the Howland Athletic Club for over 15 years. He coached and umpired many Little and PONY league baseball games, and summer basketball leagues as well. Jack was proud of his hole-in-one that he got at Old Avalon Golf Course on hole No. 5.
Jack was a devoted family man; he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jack treasured their family tradition of spending Sundays together.
Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son, Daniel J. Waggoner, and his brother, Charles Waggoner.
Jack leaves his beloved wife, Ethel; his daughter, Terry (Steve) Moore; his son, John R. (Dawn) Waggoner Jr.; three grandchildren, Daniel J. Waggoner Jr., John R. (Emma Hannon) Waggoner III and Emily Waggoner; two brothers, Charles (Joanne) Waggoner and George (Verla) Waggoner; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Howland Township Cemetery on state Route 46 in Howland. Social distancing will be observed.
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Jack’s family.