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Maria Pilar Waldbaum

August 18, 1941October 13, 2019

Maria Pilar Waldbaum, 78, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Norfolk, VA. Maria was born in Ciudad-Real, Spain to the late Lorenzo and Consuelo Martin-Ruiz. She was a waitress at Regino's Italian Restaurant. In her spare time she loved arts, crafts, painting and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Waldbaum; children, Mark Waldbaum (Susan), Michelle Morgan (Jay), John P. Waldbaum (Dorothia) and Michael Waldbaum; siblings, Jose Martin-Ruiz, Fernando Martin-Ruiz, and Consuelo Martin Ruiz; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11am, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Rosewood Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.


  • John Waldbaum, Husband of 56 years
  • Mark Waldbaum and wife, Susan, Son
  • Michelle Morgan and husband, Jay, Daughter
  • John P. Waldbaum and wife, Dorothia, Son
  • Michael Waldbaum, Son
  • Jose Martin-Ruiz, Brother
  • Fernando Martin-Ruiz, Brother
  • Consuelo Martin Ruiz, Sister
  • Mrs. Walbaum is also survived by twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2019


Maria Pilar Waldbaum

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Michelle Morgan

October 19, 2019

My mother came to this country and taught herself to read and write in English. She took care of 4 kids and worked full time many years while my dad was out to sea serving in the NAVY. She always ALWAYS stood up and protected all of her children. She never stopped loving us... even the ones who don’t deserve her love. She never wanted to be old so now she is dancing in heaven with some of her besties and all of her pets❤️ RIP Mommy🙏🏻❤️

John Waldbaum

October 19, 2019

Gatita, you are in my mine, heart and soul every day and night. I pray GOD is taking very good care of you and has ended your suffering. I will love you always. Gatito

Mary Beth Carr

October 15, 2019

It was truly an honor to help care for Mrs Waldbaum at Sentara Leigh Hospital. My condolences to her husband and family.

Mary Beth Carr, NP
Palliative Care

Michelle Mendoza

October 14, 2019

I will truly miss her, my Madrina. She was a one of a kind person with a loving soul. I have many happy memories with her. My heart is saddened but my soul knows she is no longer suffering. Prayers for the family that you find peace during this hard time. She will forever be with us, watching over us, and smiling from heaven. Descanse en paz madrina...