Rev. Hugh Lester Waldorf age 76 of Forsyth passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in his home surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Forsyth United Methodist Church. Burial services were held at 3:00 p.m., at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, 6511 Houston Rd., Macon, GA. 31216. The family greeted friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2014, at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Steve Waldorf, Rev. Ken Stephens, & Rev. Darris Baker officiated.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents William & Annie Laurie (Lester) Waldorf, brothers Billy Waldorf, Terry Waldorf, & nephew Michael Greek. He was born in Macon GA. on July 17, 1938.
Hugh was a retired Ordained United Methodist minister having served 5 churches over the course of 30 years; they included Liberty Hill UMC, Bloomfield UMC, Dixon UMC, First St. UMC, & Ingleside UMC. He is currently a member of Forsyth UMC. He also retired from Robins AFB in 1994 after 36 years of service as an Electrical Engineer.
Education included Lanier High School (1956), Georgia Institute of Technology (1962), & Emory University School of Theology (1980). Survivors include his wife of 54 years Judy (Wilson) Waldorf; son Mark (Sandy) Waldorf, daughter Laurie Ann (James) Smith, son John (Sherry) Waldorf, son Chris Waldorf; sister-in-law Barbara Greek, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 nieces, & 2 nephews.
Hugh was also known as "Granddaddy" to countless children, foster children, & friends. A few of his many interests & activities included mission work, Hospice Chaplain, woodworking, gardening, marathon runner, camping, hiking, Boy Scout leader, hunting, coaching his son's baseball teams & pitching for the church softball teams.
Memorial contributions may be made to Forsyth UMC, 68 West Johnston St. Forsyth, GA. 31029 or Alzheimer's Disease Research 22512 Gateway Center Dr. Clarksburg, MD 20871. (www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers)