ROBERT J. WAGGLE age 74, beloved husband for 50 years of Kathleen (nee Milite); loving father of Matthew (wife Nicole) and Stephanie Calabrese (husband David); devoted grandfather “Boop” of Rex and Nora; cherished son of the late Willis and Dorothy (nee Meinke); dearest brother of Suzanne Janko (Richard, deceased), John (Cheryl) and the late James (Donna); dear uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Army Vietnam Conflict Veteran.
Bob was born on May 18, 1945 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 19, 2020. He was born in Geneva, New York and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School. Bob lived in Highland Heights for the past 30 years. He was a proud member and Trustee of the Willoughby Hills VFW Post #4358 and a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam Conflict, serving on the 38th Parallel in Korea. Bob was very mechanical and could fix anything. He was dedicated to his job as a heavy machine mechanic for Ohio CAT and retired after 30 years. He truly enjoyed NASCAR, working on cars and coaching baseball. Bob was an avid fan of both the Cleveland Indians and Browns but was his grand-kids’ biggest fan. He attended all their practices and games. Bob loved boating and being on the water, the Labor Day Air Show with his family and his many adventures with his beloved brother-in-law Greg. He will be remembered most as Boop to his grandkids, making everyone laugh and always having the biggest smile on his face. He was the greatest husband to his wife of 50 years, Kathy and was beyond devoted to his family. To know Bob, was to love Bob. He will be forever missed.
Contributions may be made in memory of Bob to Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 4358, 29412 White Rd. Willoughby Hills, OH 44092 or Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192.
Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Burial at a later date with Military Honors at Lake View Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services are planned. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.
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