William R. Wathen

May 12, 1942December 31, 2018

William Wathen, born May 12, 1942, in Hartford, CT, died today, Dec. 28, 2018 at the age of 76. Mr. Wathen, the only child of Eunice Chapman Wathen and Thaddeus Wathen, was raised in Connecticut and went to school in Glastonbury, CT, graduating from Glastonbury High School in 1960. He had a long and honorable career in the Radio industry, starting in Cincinnati and all over the U.S. While in Tampa in 1964 he was drafted and went into the U.S. Army. His career continued after his Army stint, and he worked, among others, for both WNDB and WORD, retiring here in 2004. He was active as a DJ as well as in other on-air positions.

Bill was an active member of the Pilot Club of The Halifax Area and was an enthusiastic participant in supporting that groups causes.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy Mullins of Redmond, WA., her husband and his twin granddaughters. He also had many cousins around Florida and around the U.S.

A celebration of Mr. Wathen’s life will be held on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, his family as asked you consider donating in his name to Kindred Hospice (1717 Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 130, Daytona Beach, 32117) or to the Pilot Scholarship House Foundation (Care of Diane Welch, Treasurer, 81 Dianne Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176)


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Sonia Liskoski

February 9, 2019

I enjoyed the many many conversations (and email chuckles) that Bill and I have shared since our 40th class reunion. Peace be with you now Bill and always.