February 11th, 1932 - October 8th, 2017
Robert Lee Wadleigh, 85, son of Lee William and Clara Mildred Clement Wadleigh, devoted husband of Janet Lee Miller Wadleigh, loving father of Robert Brian (Sophie) Wadleigh, Jenalyn (Tom) Schneider, Jill Ann Lander, Deborah (Gary) Burnett, Rick (Kim) Graves & Pamela (Steve) Morningstar, died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Hospice of Hamilton on October 8, 2017.
Other survivors include: one sister, Marjorie Calderwood, of Orem, Utah; cousins, Donald & Nancy Wadleigh, of Oxford, Ohio and Linda Wadleigh-Anhold, of Flagstaff, Arizona; niece, Lori Nuttall, of Spanish Fork, Utah; nephew, Gary Calderwood, of Orem, Utah; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Wadleigh was a graduate of McGuffey H.S. & Miami University and an educator in the Butler County schools for 31 years.
Brown-Dawson-Flick is in charge of direct cremation and interment. A celebration of life event will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Methodist Church in Hamilton, Ohio.
Jerry L. Hayes
Coach Bob Wadleigh ... There isn't enough space nor time to adequately express my thoughts, memories, and the lasting impact this man had, and continues to have, on my life. To me he is Coach Wadleigh, as he is to hundred of Student-Athletes. At age 14, my freshman year at Seven Mile High School when I was in the gym after school with my baseball gear waiting for Spring Practice, Coach Wadleigh was there ... just he and I. And, there was a strange looking item at the other end of the gym. When I asked him what it was, he said, "It's a high hurdle." When I asked what is it for ... he said, "You run at it and jump over it. (Actually you don't jump a hurdle, you "run hurdles)". So, I ran at it and went over it. He said, "Do that again Hayes." I did. He then said, "Give me that baseball gear, son, your baseball days are over. If you do exactly what I tell you to do in four years as a senior, you will be running in Ohio Stadium at Ohio State University in the State Finals. He was the first Teacher/Coach who saw and recognized something in me. So, on faith I trusted him. Those who have an impact upon our lives, in ways that matter and count, can be counted on one hand. This man is on my first two fingers. I love you Coach. I choke up and shed a tear of respect for you lasting legacy for all those lives you touched. I will miss you. I'm grateful to have had multiple opportunities to tell you what I've said here. I'll see you in Heaven ... and with this renewed body, less my new knee and replaced hip, I will look for you where the high hurdles are ... and will sprint toward them ... with the impeccable form you taught me and skim over them and get the 3 steps all the way to the finish line.
|I am very sorry for your loss. Mr. Wadleigh was one of my favorite teachers at Edgewood High School. I really enjoyed his classes and appreciate the encouragement he gave me to do my best.|