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Robert K. Waldron

Editor of the Yankee Boomer newsletter

I found Robert Waldron obit in which it mentions that he served as editor of the Yankee Boomer newsletter during his Army service in WWII. My scanned copies are here.

Through clues in the obit I actually found his son- in -law, John Barker who shared with me Robert's wonderful diaries and some photos. Thanks very much to John for preserving and sharing his father-in-laws writing and photos.

Below you will find a couple of scanned images of his diaries where he mentions the first edition of the newsletter.

If anyone has additional copies of the Yankee Boomer please contact me, Nancy Cunningham





Robert K. Waldron
Robert K. Waldron, 88, of Boymel Pavilion Garden Manor, died Sunday morning at Middletown Regional Hospital. Formerly of Upper Arlington, Mr. Waldron retired in 1977 from the Columbus Dispatch as editor of The Dispatch Sunday Magazine. His career spanned 46 years in journalism, as a reporter, photographer, and editor. During World War II he served three years in Military Railway Service in North Africa, Italy, and France, and was a public information officer and co-editor of The Yankee Boomer and Army paper. He has won numerous awards for photography and writing and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. He has also worked for the Tri-Community news at Gahanna, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum and the Lima News. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Mary Lou and John Barker of Middletown; three grandchildren, D. Seiffert, Susan Clinger, and John Kent Barker; two great-grandchildren, Cathy and Chris Clinger and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen J. Waldron, on Oct. 6, 1988; his parents, Louis and Clara Welser Waldron; a brother, Harry Waldron and a sister, Alice Waldron.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Mellott officiating. Interment at Galena Cemetery, Galena.