Woods, Richard L.
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On Sunday, April 28, 2013 Richard L. Woods, 82, of Surprise, AZ, passed away peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise in the comfort of his companion, Thomas Profico and James, Gary and Judy Woods, his immediate family members living in Arizona. He had resided in Arizona 23 years. Prior to that, he taught in Illinois for 32 years. Richard was born on October 9, 1930 to Alma J. (Ostrem) and James W. Woods in Ottawa, Illionois. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bernard, Eugene and former companion, Wade Pierce. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 1st at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sun City West, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic from May 19 to May 26, 2013