ELDRED - Richard L. Woods Sr., of 447 Windfall Road, died unexpectedly Saturday (March 22, 2014) in his home.
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Born Dec. 26, 1941, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ferman and Rose Butler Woods. He was formerly married to Annabell Stahlman Woods and later to Cheryl Chapman.
Mr. Woods attended Olean (N.Y.) High School and had owned and operated several businesses in Olean. The center of his life was his family and he treasured his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are four children, Susan (Charles) Pauley of Eldred, Richard (Deborah) Woods Jr. of Eldred, Leigh Ann (Ed) Willover of Portville, N.Y., and Cheryl (Mark) Childs of Portville; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother and four sisters, Luella (Orren) Brace of Olean, Betty George of Shinglehouse, Rose Hall of Olean, Darlene (Walt) Wojewoda of Olean and David (Lori) Woods of Skiatook, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Daniel J. Woods; a grandson, Duane "Dewey" Willover; a great-grandson; three brothers, Laverne Woods, Robert Woods and Leon Woods; and two sisters, Patricia Schneider and Jacquelyn Marowski.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Olean Revival Center, 13th and Washington streets, Olean. The Rev. Ron Fraizer, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot at Mount View Cemetery, Olean. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean.
Memorials may be made to a
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 24 to Mar. 31, 2014