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Paul Franklin Waldie
January 6, 1933  -  November 11, 2017


Rev. Paul Franklin Waldie, O.M.I., born in Long Beach, California on January 6, 1933 died in Lebh Shomea, Sarita, Texas on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Fr. Waldie professed vows as a member of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on August 15, 1962 in Godfrey, Illinois and was ordained to the priesthood on December 18, 1965 in Santa Barbara, California, by Bishop Timothy Manning.
Fr. Waldie studied at Oblate College of the Southwest and was assigned as teacher at Alemany High School in San Fernando, California. He later became Principal of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He served as Provincial of the Western Province for six years in 1978-1984. After a sabbatical, he served as Pastor at St. Ferdinand's Parish. He later served as Formator, then as Novice Master in Godfrey, Illinois. He became Pastor at St. Benedict Parish in Seattle, Washington, before going to the Republic of South Africa at Our Lady of Hope Novitiate in 2002. Fr. Waldie served in South Africa until he moved back to Washington, DC in 2007 where he served as Superior of that district. In August 2010, he was assigned to George Sexton House as staff and was there until his 2014 assignment to Lebh Shomea House of Prayer where he assisted many retreatants with spiritual direction and guidance in their faith. Fr. Waldie will be remembered for the great example of faithful service and dedication to ministry. In 2015, he celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination.
Fr. Waldie is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Gladys (Long) Waldie; siblings, Shirley Edwards, Michael Waldie and Novelle (John) Miller. In addition to his Oblate family, he is survived by his brother, Larry (Charlotte) Waldie; sister, Carole Brown; and many nieces and nephews. Fr. Waldie will be remembered with respect and esteem by his Oblate brothers and all the people who were recipients of his pastoral care.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 140 South Main Street, Sarita, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A reception will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall. He will then be flown to California where a viewing (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) and Mass of Christian Burial (10:00 a.m.) will be celebrated at St. Ferdinand's Parish, 1109 Coronel Street, San Fernando, California, 91340-3510 on Monday, November 20, 2017. Interment will follow at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Avenue, Mission Hills, California 91345.
Services in Texas are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas and services in California will be entrusted to Torres Cremation and Burial, 1701 West Avenue H-I, Lancaster, California 93534.

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