Jack Waddington, 70, of Falconer, passed away peacefully Friday (March 28, 2014) in Roswell Park Cancer Hospital, Buffalo, surrounded by his family.
A lifelong area resident he was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Jamestown, the son of the late Frank and Mabel H. Moore Waddington.
Jack was a 1963 graduate of Falconer High School and was employed by Ellison Bronze and DeBell Vending. Prior to retirement he was employed by Heritage Village, retiring in 2012.
He was a member of the Falconer Fire Department for 30 years having served as Captain of the Rescue Squad, Falconer Fire Department Exempts and Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion. Jack was co-founder and member of the Falconer Kids Wrestling Club and Flag Football Association of Jamestown.
Jack enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed playing softball in the Firemen's League, golfing and will be remembered for his great sense of humor and practical jokes.
Surviving are his wife, Donna L. McMaster Waddington; three sons: Jeffrey (Jenn) Waddington, Rob Waddington and Chad (Andrea) Waddington, all of Falconer; six grandchildren: Joseph Waddington, Michael Waddington, KJ Waddington, Cora Waddington, Braiden Waddington, Gavin Waddington and baby Jack Waddington due in late May of 2014; his brother Clayton F. (Sandy) Waddington of Falconer; three sisters: Donna Holmes of Frewsburg and Lady Lake, Fla., June Ken tof Jamestown and Lady Lake, Fla., and his twin sister, Jill (Tom) Swanson of Frewsburg and Lady Lake, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. Jack is also survived by his extended family at Waddington's Tavern in Falconer.
He was preceded in death by his father Frank Waddington on Sept. 7, 2004, and his mother Mabel H. Waddington on Sept. 21, 1999.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam Shreffler, chaplain of Heritage Group, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 4-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be donated to the Falconer Fire Department, Falconer, NY 14733 or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-9856.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.