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Woodring, Jr., Carleton Transue
Carleton Transue Woodring Jr., of Guilford CT., formerly of Easton and Bethlehem PA, died July 10th, with his family at his side, following a long battle with cancer.
Born to the late Judge Carleton Woodring and Margaret Bixler Woodring in Easton, Carleton was known as "Woody" to friends and family. He graduated from Yale University in 1957, and worked as a buyer at Gimbels in New York City, where he met his future wife Sandra Ryan. After he and Sandra were married, Carleton joined his family business, Orr's Department Store in Easton, as vice president. In the late 1970s, he left Orr's to join Sandra in starting Woodring Marketing, which she continued to run. In 1980 Carleton became a real estate agent, first with Caldwell Banker and then with RE/MAX in Bethlehem, where he was a long-time Executive Club member until he retired in 2015.
Carleton and Sandra raised their two children in Easton. They were active supporters of DeSales University, the Children's Home of Easton, Meals on Wheels, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. They also enjoyed vacationing in the Poconos, Point O'Woods (Fire Island), Europe, and Antigua.
Carleton had a passion for opera and was a longtime member of the Metropolitan Opera Club and the Wagner Society of New York City. He also enjoyed hiking, reading, Yankees baseball, and most recently programs at the Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning. Carleton had a strong faith and adopted "A Day at a Time" as a guiding principle of his life. He loved sailing and the water and appreciated looking out over the Sound during his last days at Connecticut Hospice.
Carleton is lovingly remembered by his daughter Sarah Cooper and husband Carl Cooper of Guilford, CT; son Carleton Woodring III and wife Jenifer Whitten-Woodring of Lowell, MA; sister Sally Woodring and partner Marian LeConte of Hillsdale, NJ; brother Doug Woodring and wife Dellie Woodring of Tiburon, CA; and four grandchildren: David and Margaret Cooper; Patrick and Alexandra Woodring.
A memorial mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16 at St. George's Catholic Church in Guilford, with family visitation at 9:45 a.m. and a reception after the service. He will be interred beside his wife in Holy Savior Cemetery in Bethlehem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a gift to the Metropolitan Opera by calling 212.870.4555, visiting the Met's website (www.metopera.org), or by sending a check to Office of Planned Giving; Metropolitan Opera; 30 Lincoln Center; New York, NY 10023. Please indicate that your gift is made in memory of Carleton T. Woodring Jr.
Published in The New Haven Register on July 13, 2018
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