Gerald R. Woodruff, 76, of Bradford, passed away on Monday (Sept. 16, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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He was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in Bradford, the son of the late Fred and Mary Bosworth Woodruff. On April 1, 1956, he married Carolyn J. Skiver, who preceded him in death on July 26, 2013.
Mr. Woodruff was a 1955 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He was employed by the former Airco Speer Electronics and Dresser Manufacturing for many years.
He was a true outdoorsman and avid fisherman.
Mr. Woodruff is survived by two sons, Allen (Sharon Cordner) Woodruff and Jeffrey (Terri Ann Careway) Woodruff, all of Lewis Run; one daughter, Nerissa Huff of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandsons, Nathan Woodruff of Bradford, Jacob Kremer of Lewis Run, Steven Woodruff of Olean, N.Y., and Alan Hess of Jamestown, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Crystal Sue Benson of Lewis Run; one great-grandson, Gavin Woodruff of Olean; two great-granddaughters, Melony Ann and Emily Renee Benson, both of Lewis Run; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Steven D. Woodruff; and two sisters, Carol Bray and Maralee Sherrick.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., where a celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 17 to Sept. 25, 2013