ALLEGANY - Douglas R."Woody" Woodworth, of 3765 Forest Glen Road, passed away unexpectedly Friday (Sept. 27, 2013) at the Olean General Hospital.
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Born Dec. 2, 1940, in Salamanca, he was the son of Leroy and Genevieve Reynolds Woodworth. On June 22, 2002, in Allegany, he married Sharon Little Woodworth, who survives.
Mr. Woodworth was a graduate of Salamanca High School. He was employed for over 30 years at the Allegany-Limestone School District as a bus driver and mechanic. Mr. Woodworth was a member of the Allegany American Legion and the National Rifle Aassociation.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing horse shoes, singing and playing the guitar, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving besides his wife are five children, Karla Woodworth, Casandra Williams, Casey (Dean) Williams, Christopher Williams and Carl Williams; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley (Charles) Ullman of Salamanca, Mary (Greg) Krantz of Texas and Ida Woodworth of Salamanca; a brother, Eugene (Peggy) Woodworth; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Fred Woodworth. He also had a very special friend, Dennis (Kelly) Fortuna, whom he loved like a son.
He is predeceased by a daughter Lonnie Woodworth; two sisters, Alice Hutchison, Martha Woodworth; and three brothers, Charles Woodworth, Jim Woodworth and Thomas Woodworth.
Friends will be received on Thursday (Oct. 3, 2013) at the Casey, Halwig and Hartle Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m., at which time funeral services will begin. Deacon Michael Anderson, with Our Lady of Peace in Salamanca, will officate.
Memorials if desired may be made to the
, P.O. Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220; or to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Sept. 30, 2013