Robert Grant Waldref


Robert G. Waldref, 57, was born in Manatee Veterans Memorial Hospital, grew up in Palmetto and was currently living in Sarasota. Survivors include his beloved, Yvonne Lantz of Sarasota; brother-in-law, William Bennett of Bradenton; sisters, Esther Jessup of Sarasota and Michelle Garcia of Parrish; brother, James Collom of Sarasota. He was predeceased by sisters, Linda Bennett and Toni Maddox both of Bradenton.

Robert was a 1971 graduate of Palmetto High School. He started a life long profession of land surveying with Smally, Wellford and Nalven in 1971. After many years in the field and office he became a licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper in January, 2004. At the time of his death he owned his own land surveying company.

Robert had a gifted voice and his greatest joys were making people laugh and helping others. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Florida Surveyors and Mappers Society.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, May 7, 4pm-8pm at 330 Golden Sands Drive, Sarasota.

Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

- from The Herald published May 03, 2011


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