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David M. Woodin

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David M. Woodin 1938 - 2008 BENNINGTON David M. Woodin, 69, of Litchfield Road , Bowdoin, Main, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2008, at a local hospital, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a former Chief of Police. Born in Montclair, N.J., on Aug. 2, 1938, the son of Merritt Eugene and Helen Moyer Woodin, he attended local schools in Chatham, N.J. David became a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department in 1961 and was a detective before becoming Chief in 1978. He and his wife moved to Bennington, where he became the Chief of Police, serving until his retirement in 1998. They then retired to Bowdoin and Rome, Maine. In his spare time, David enjoyed hunting, fishing and competing in lumberjack competitions. He thoroughly enjoyed inviting friends from New Jersey, New York, and Vermont to camp in Maine to try their luck, and enjoy the beauty of Maine. He was a life member of the Maine Sportsmans Alliance and the National Rifle Association. He was very creative and was always working on one project or another. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. As final act of bravery and courage, David donated his corneas in the hope of giving another person the gift of sight. He leaves his wife, Ronnie, of Bowdoin; a son, Robert Woodin of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter Heather and her husband, Dennis Goodwin, of Parker, Colo.; three grandchildren, David, Robert, and Nicolas Goodwin, all of Parker, and lifelong friend, Robert and his wife, Doris Emer, of Washington, N.C. FUNERAL NOTICE: At David's request all services will be private. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine 205 Church Hill Road, Augusta, ME 04330 or the , One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEMERS-DESMOND FUNERAL HOME, 24 Cushing St., Brunswick, ME
Published in Bennington Banner on July 17, 2008
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