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William "Bill" Woodard Jr.

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William "Bill" Woodard, Jr

Born on July 14, 1934 in San Diego, CA , Bill passed away on January 22, 2012 at Little Company of Mary, San Pedro Hospital. He was a 37 year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes and had recently moved to San Pedro, CA. A commercial loan officer for over 30 years, Bill graduated from Claremont McKenna College then went on to serve in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Christ Church, Redondo Beach and served on the board of directors of Casa de los Amigos, an Episcopal senior residence facility. Bill loved woodworking, jazz music and underwater exploration as a SCUBA diver and PADI instructor. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather - always taking the time to listen and provide advice to his family and many friends. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan Jaymes Woodard and survived by his wife, Lucy, of 52 years; 3 adult children, Elizabeth W. Griep of Rancho Palos Verdes, William T. Woodard, III of Kauai, HI and Spencer S. Woodard of Moorpark, CA; 4 grandchildren,: Chelsea Ann Griep, Shaun William Griep, Chase William Woodard and Emily Elizabeth Woodard. A memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 408 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 25, 2012
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