ONEONTA – Robert Douglas Waghorn, 86, an Amphenol retiree who was awarded four patents in 30 years with the company, passed away on Jan. 20, 2021. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Paula Morey Waghorn.
The son of Camilla Mae Taylor Waghorn Palmer, Robert G. Waghorn, and stepfather Lee M. Palmer, Bob was born on Nov. 19, 1934, at Chenango Memorial in Norwich. He graduated from SUNY Morrisville before entering the Army.
Bob and Paula were married in Earlville, in the Earlville Methodist Church.
Bob retired in 1989 from the Amphenol in Sidney, where he worked as engineering laboratory technician. The patents were associated with electrical connector cable assemblies.
After retirement, he worked for another 20 years for R.C. Gallusser Locksmithing, in Oneonta.
A member of the Episcopal Church since 1947, Bob was active in Christian Outreach, ushering, Vestry and The Lord’s Table with Saint James’ Church in Oneonta, where he was a member of the congregation for the last 60 years. He was also involved in the Episcopal Marriage Encounter program.
Bob was a Webelos leader and committee person for Cub Scout Pack 91. Bob enjoyed bowling on Thursday nights, and playing softball in Sidney and with the Over 35 League until he was at least 75.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Larisa Waghorn-Muller of Gilbertsville, Todd Waghorn and Aaron Waghorn of Eugene, Ore. Bob also leaves behind one granddaughter, Hannah Strenck-Hamilton; grandsons, Michael Strenck, Jack Waghorn and Mason Waghorn; and great-grandchildren, Felicity, Roczen and Hudson Hamilton.
A celebration of life and funeral service will be planned at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oneonta Fire Department Rescue Fund, 81 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820.