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Rudolph Woodcock 1918 -2008 BENNINGTON Rudolph Orville Woodcock, of Valatie N.Y., died Tuesday Sept. 2, with his two daughters, Ruth Marie Tourangeau and Patricia Eileen Corbett, at his side. Rudy was born in Plainfield, Vt., March 22, 1918. Son of Karl and Octavia Smith Woodcock and lived in Vermont for most of his 90 years. he attended the University of Vermont and received a masters Degree in Science. He was a respected and well liked teacher, Biology , Chemistry and Physics, in Hardwick, Craftsbury Common, Arlington and Bennington Vt. Schools. He also worked 10 years at Tansiter Electronics in Bennington. Rudy was a Marine and served overseas during WWII. He was a member of the Norshaft Lions Club and the American legion. Rudy was a kind, caring and giving man with a dry sense of humor. He always volunteered in community and church activities, especially at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. He was class advisor for many classes, and coach of the Bennington High School Rifle Team, that won the State Championship in 1966. Rudy was an active man with many talents, woodworking, gardening, stain glass photography and sewing. He loved the outdoors and fly fishing. He leaves his daughters, Ruth Marie Tourangeau Fred, of Newport Vt., and Patricia Corbett Gerald, of Valetie, a sister Elsie Armstrong of E. Calais, Vt. and a brother Carlton Woodcock of Deltona, Fla., five grandchildren, Brent Tourangeau, of Richardson, Texas, Leona Perry of North Lebanon, Maine, Michael Tourangeau of Nassua, N.H., Kamala Corbett of Tampa Fla., and James Corbett of Southwick Mass. Six great-grandchildren, Jacob Tourangeau of Newprt Vt., Tonya Bernard of Springdale Maine, Nicholette Pelletier of Springfield, Maine, Catherine smith of North Lebanon, Maine, Trevor Foley of Jeffersonville, Vt., and Juliet Tourangeau of Richardson, Texas. He was predeceased by his wife Frances Mack Woodcock. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Donations in Rudy's name may be made to the Valatie rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie, N.Y. 12184, who kindly and skillfully attended to Rudy several times. Arrangements are with the RAYMOND E. BOND FUNERAL HOME, Valatie.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 9, 2008
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