Richard Louis Waddington

November 5, 1931September 7, 2020

Beloved husband of the late Harriet (Mickey) Waddington and the late Marcia Strauss. A lifelong Cardinal fan, Dick will be remembered for his positive outlook, his jokes and the ability to use an Irish brogue at the drop of a hat. A long-time volunteer at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and a veteran of the Korean War, he was proud to go on St. Louis Honor Flight in 2017. A devoted family man, Dick is survived by his children Marla Waddington, Denise (Nick) Glass, Scott (Angela) Waddington, Glenn Waddington, Doug (Trina) Strauss and Mike (Debe) Strauss. Loving grandfather of Jeff (Kim) Goldstone, Alison (Dave) Culp, Danielle (David) Singer, Bryan (Divya) Glass, Blake, Erica and Kate Waddington, Elijah, Aviel and Samarah Strauss. Proud great-grandfather of seven fantastic kids. Special friend of Gloria Feldman, fond brother, brother-in-law, uncle and dear friend of many, he will be missed. Funeral services will be private and the family will host an online (Zoom) Shiva. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Patient Fund Attn: Foundation Office Missouri Baptist Medical Center 3015 N. Ballas Rd St. Louis MO 63131, Parkinson Foundation 200 SE First St. Ste 800 Miami FL 33131 or the charity of your choice.


  • Private Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020


Richard Louis Waddington

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Michelle Karabas

September 12, 2020

I am so sorry about the passing of your father. I remember family gatherings. He was such a kind man and loved to tell stories!

Mindy Cohen Brown

September 11, 2020

Marla, Denise, Scott and Glenn,

I have such great memories of our families together. Fun times. My parents spoke of Mickey and Dick often after moving to Florida, and missed their friendship. Having recently lost Mom and Dad, I feel for you all. Thinking of you.

Jeffrey Stiffman

September 10, 2020

Dick was a great guy. He had so many good insights and was a pleasure to know. He will really be missed.

Kathryn Strinic

September 10, 2020


I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm praying for comfort for you and your family during this time of grief.

Kathryn (&Petar) Strinic

Lori Schwartz

September 10, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this. I have many fond memories of his cracker barrel stories. Please accept my deepest sympathies

Leanore Mendelsohn

September 9, 2020

Mickey & Dick welcomed us to St. Louis in 1972. They saved our lives with love. Now in El Paso, Texas 79911. Retired at 6201 Northern Pass Drive. Tele. 915 224 3295. Leanore @ Mort Mendelsohn.

Dawn H

September 9, 2020

Mr. Waddington was so proud of his family and had great grand baby picture books with him always to show us! I love that he enjoy his Honor Flight so much too! He will be missed...❤️

Jan Boraz

September 9, 2020

Remembering the fun times all of us had when we met at Daniel Boone. I am so sorry for your loss...being able to flashback at a time like this helps. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Jan and Stan Boraz.


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