John J. Waugh
John J. Waugh, 81, of Southern Pines, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.
Mr. Waugh was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Springfield, Mass., but spent his childhood in Westford, Mass., where he graduated from Westford Academy. During a three-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, he saw overseas service on the island of Guam and in Tokyo, Japan. He was an alumnus of Amherst College, Class of 1954.
A 40-year business career in the public refrigerated warehouse industry included responsibilities as president of Tampa Cold Storage, president of New England’s Quincy Market Cold Storage and chairman and CEO of Americold, which at the time was the largest cold storage company in the world. He was also a director and ultimately chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, whose membership then included companies from 31 nations.
Mr. Waugh is survived by his wife, Janet; a stepson, Jeffrey Williamson, of Wilmington, Mass., and a son, Scott Waugh, of Pepperell, Mass., as well as four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and James.
No public services are planned.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
The family is being served by Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.