Robert Waldman, 78, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City.


    Robert Waldman, 78, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City.
    He was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Park, to Titus and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Waldman. He married Maida Hoff on April 21, 1956, in Park.
    He attended school in Park, graduating from Park High School. He then went on to attend Kansas Wesleyan University and Marymount College in Salina.
    He served in the U.S. Navy as a communications operator during the Korean conflict. He was also on the U.S. Navy baseball team. 
    He and his wife moved to Dodge City in 1963, where he owned and operated Dodge City Office Equipment.
    He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Knights of Columbus Council 2955-4th Degree, Howard Gotschall Post  1714 of the VFW and American Legion Post 47, all of Dodge City.
    Survivors include: his wife, Maida Waldman, of the home; two sons, Bobby Waldman and Michael Waldman and wife, Shayla, all of Dodge City; four daughters, Wanda Waldman, Linda Kirby and husband, Tim, Mary Bone, and Kathy Gemaehlich and husband, Dean, all of Dodge City; one brother, Leo Waldman and wife, Alice, Yorba Linda, Calif.; two sisters, Eleanor Ochs, Salina, and Bertha Depperschmidt and husband, Tom, Memphis, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.
    A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with the Rev. Ted Skalsky presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, with military rites by Howard Gotschall Post 1714 of the VFW.
    Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City.
    In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship in Robert's name through the Community Foundation. Memorials can be made to the Robert Waldman Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.
swaimfuneralhome.com.