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James Walker Wiggin, Jr.
Sarasota Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 1 month ago

James Walker Wiggin, Jr.

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WIGGIN, James Walker, Jr., 86, born May 19, 1933, of Mansfield, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, October 12 in Tidewell Sarasota Hospice.
In Memoriam:

James Walker Wiggin, Jr.
1933-2019

WIGGIN, James Walker, Jr., 86, born May 19, 1933, of Mansfield, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, October 12  in Tidewell Sarasota Hospice. 

Dedicated surgeon; devoted husband and father; Navy Surgeon for Marine Corp. Battalion; accomplished woodworker, electrician, pilot, navigator, Transatlantic Voyager, captain-of-the-ship; passable golfer; mediocre clarinetist. Graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. Member of numerous societies and boards. 

“Dedicated surgeon; devoted husband and father; Navy Surgeon for Marine Corp. Battalion; accomplished woodworker, electrician, pilot, navigator, Transatlantic Voyager, captain-of-the-ship; passable golfer; mediocre clarinetist.”

Lifelong charitable giver; recent finish carpenter for Habitat for Humanity and tutor of inner-city Sarasota public school children. Pre-deceased by his father and mother, J. Walker Wiggin, Sr. and Mary Lyon Wiggin of Manchester, NH and Sarasota; first wife, Jewel Austin Wiggin of Hudson, NH and Mansfield, OH; and second wife, Rose Marie (Blanchard) Wiggin of Old Saybrook, CT and Sarasota. Survived by sister Joan Coffman of Ossining, NY; sons James III (Rebecca Bailey) of Columbus, OH, Thomas (Joanne) of Jamestown, RI, Peter of Mansfield, OH, and daughter Susan Garron of Mansfield, OH; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and third love-of-life Ann Gorey, of Sarasota.  Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, www.habitatsrq.org/donate.

 

DONATIONS:
Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, www.habitatsrq.org/donate.

 

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