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William Clay "Wheaties" Waldeck

January 28, 1944 — September 12, 2022

William Clay “Wheaties” Waldeck, of Girard, Ohio, entered eternal rest at 12:46 pm on Monday, September 12, 2022, while at home surrounded by the love of his family following a 10 year illness. He was 78.

William was born January 28, 1944, in Warren, Ohio, and served our country in the U.S. Navy until he received a medical discharge.

He worked as a crane operator for almost 30 years for Republic & WCI Steel, before retiring in 1999.

In his spare time, Wheaties enjoyed riding his motorcycle, working on bikes, and having family picnics. In addition, he loved decorating for Christmas, almost with the same passion as in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. He absolutely adored children. He was a man of integrity and was willing to help anyone in need. He loved his family dearly, especially his girls. He will be sorely missed.

His survivors include: wife, Erin C. (McCreanor) Waldeck, whom he married June 1, 1980; daughters, Tangee Ferlaino (Michael), Melanie Eduardo (Michael), both of Girard, and Holly Cole (William), of Warren; grandchildren, Jason (Grace), Devin, Michael Jr., William, Kalei, Dominik, Kyrie, Ariana, and Will "Deuce"; great-grandsons, Aiden & Alex; siblings, Gene Waldeck (Patti), Jimmy Waldeck (Bonnie), both of Warren, Linda Bowman, of Ravenna, Ohio, and Debbie Crawford, of Indiana; special nephews, Matthew, Mike, & Mark Ulishney, as well as his many nieces and nephews; his extended family and close friends.

Preceding him in death are his father, Glenn Waldeck; sister, Carol Ulishney & her husband Denny, and brother, Bob Waldeck

A Celebration of his life will be planned and announced at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at

Memorial contributions can be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Coordination of this tribute for “Wheaties” was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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