IN MEMORIAM: Robert Waddington, Jr.

Robert “Bob” Waddington, Jr., 89, of Alajuela, Costa Rica died November 26, 2020 in a Colorado Springs, CO hospital surrounded by his family.

Bob was born in New London, CT to the late Robert Waddington Sr. and Olga Mobouck Waddington on September 13, 1931. He grew up on Fishers Island, New York, and graduated from Fishers Island High School in 1949.

Following high school, he joined the US Air Force, serving honorably from 1950 to 1954. Bob had a lot of different vocations throughout his life, from a lobster/fisherman, carpenter, plumber, accomplished weaver, model builder, woodworker, and most importantly businessperson. Anything Bob’s eyes could see his hands could do. He formerly owned and operated the Island Lanes/Lounge, Metro Plumbing/Solar, and Metro Rental.

Bob lived in Aquebogue, New York and moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1990. Following his retirement, he moved to Costa Rica where he enjoyed sailing, baking, cooking, weaving blankets, and gardening. He was a proud member of the RC airplane club where he flew his model planes. Bob was a Master Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Dennys Waddington, two daughters, Heidi W. Cowell (Michael) of Berkley, MA, and Renee Waddington Barritt of Kill Devil Hills, NC; three sons, David Waddington (Leigh) of Waterford, CT, Robert Waddington, III (Whitney) of Kill Devil Hills, and Renze Waddington (Liz) of Colorado Springs, CO. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, David Waddington, Jr, Sumer Miyashiro, Adam Waddington, Katey Waddington, Kasha Cowell, Dakota Cowell, Bert Waddington, Joseph Waddington, Virginia Waddington, Caroline Waddington, Georgia Waddington, Ivey Graeme, and Austin Barritt, 10 great-grandchildren, Anna, Ava, Chandler, Emma, Liv, Ryder, Rue, Brock, Levi, and Ronni. Also, Bob is survived by his brother, Peter Waddington (Susan) of Mount Pleasant, SC. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Waddington, a sister, Joan W. Graves, and a brother, David Waddington.

Due to the restrictions associated with the Covid-19 Pandemic, no formal visitation or memorial service will be held at this time. Notification of a public service will be announced later. Bob will be buried next to his son, Michael, in the Fishers Island Cemetery in Fishers Island, NY.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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