Woodrow Wilson West

Age 100, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on January 16, 2013, at Christiana Hospital.

Born in Laurel, he is the son of the late Joseph and Riley West. In his early years, he worked at the Sun Ship Yard in Pennsylvania, and then became a General Contractor in 1959, until retiring in 1996. He loved to fish, and enjoyed visiting Broad Kill Beach.

He is survived by his son, Wilson Donald West of Wilmington. A Grandson, Gene Keller and his wife Lorraine of Greenwood. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Virginia West. A daughter, Joyce Ann Keller, and several brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home 700 West Street Laurel, De. 19956. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. The Reverend Danese Collins will officiate. Interment will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting


Funeral Home

Hannigan-Short-Disharoon Funeral Home
700 West Street Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-3637

Published in The News Journal on Jan. 19, 2013