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Ida C. Oldro Waite
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Obituary for Ida C. Oldro Waite

Ida Charlotte Oldro Waite, 89, formerly of Hotchkiss Hollow Road, Steamburg, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the Heritage Park Rehab Center in Jamestown.

Mrs. Waite was born April 22, 1928 in Cherry Creek, NY, the daughter of the late Elton William and Alta June Durbin Oldro.

She attended Waltham High School in Massachusetts and Randolph Central School. She was a graduate of Toccoa Falls Bible School in Georgia, where she received a Christian training certificate.

Mrs. Waite retired as a Pastor’s Assistant Counselor to her late husband, Rev. Robert Waite. She also had worked for the former Lesher Reed Company in Randolph, Randolph Children’s Home (New Directions), Empire Insurance in Jamestown and the Salamanca Penny Saver.

Her interests included, quilting, cooking, canning, home making and as a writer and novelist.

She is survived by a son; David G. Waite of Bowmansville, PA., two daughters; Rebecca A. Waite of Jamestown and Eileen C. Pioli of Venice, FL.

She is additionally survived by ten grandchildren; Nathaniel Waite of Lititz, PA, Addison Waite of Terre Hill, PA, Jaunice Marquis of Martindale, PA, Rachel Davis of Princeton, TX, Cynthia Hitchcock of Bellville, TX, Jennifer Marsh of Williamsville, NY, Charlotte Garvey of Jamestown, Sarah Hayes of North Port, FL, Philip Gibson of Palmetto , FL, Stephen Gibson Mead, CO, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a sister, Elizabeth Betty Wile of Randolph and a sister-in-law, Elaine Larsen of Kennedy, NY.

Ida and her late husband Robert were parents to many, In every church they pastored, they were not only pastor and wife, but many considered them surrogate parents or grandparents. They were beloved by so many and to many they beloved.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Robert E. Waite, whom she married on July 28, 1945 and who preceded her on May 13, 2014, siblings, Henry Oldro, Robert Oldro, Jane Bowley, Helen Matson, Jacqueline Oldro, Laura Aucoin and Mary Authier.

The family will receive family and friends from 9:30- 11:00 A.M. on Saturday (January 6, 2017) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street Randolph. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Tim Smart, pastor of the REALife Church of Jamestown will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Steamburg Cemetery. To send a condolence log onto

In Lieu of flowers, memorials if desired may be sent to the Coldspring Fire Department, Route 394, Steamburg, NY 14783.

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VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home

14 Church Street
Randolph, NY 14772


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