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ANTHONY E. "TONY" WOODS


1951 - 2014
ANTHONY E. "TONY" WOODS Obituary
WOODS
ANTHONY E. "TONY"
Age 63, of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, with friends and family by his side. Born November 13, 1951, he is the son of the late Samuel William and Patti Palmer Woods; brother of the late Laurence Woods; he is survived by his loving husband, Ron; he is the esteemed brother of William, David, Richard and Charles; and sisters, Vicki Schroeder of Albuquerque, NM and Penny Elliot of Washington, PA; Tony is also survived by several adoring nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and the numerous friends made over the years. Tony was a long time member of the Recovery Community. "He was devotedly involved in the social justice and labor movement." "He was a bright light in a world of hatred and darkness." Tony received his undergraduate degree from Carlow College in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Tony spent over 25 years in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, retiring in January 2014. Until his illness, Tony worked with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers. Tony was a well-loved, respected, and admired Kindergarten teacher at Spring Hill, Morningside, King, and Colfax Schools. Tony was a light for all students, a mentor, friend to fellow teachers, and an active, vocal advocate for children. As one teacher said, "Tony is the Lorax of Education; he speaks for all children. " These are the truest words, spoken about this loving, warm, dedicated teacher, and friend. A profound thank you to the staff of The Center for Compassionate Care - Canterbury Place, for their care, support, and compassion during his stay. "HE WAS LOVED BY ALL AND PRAISED BY MANY." A Celebration of Resurrection, affirming the life of Anthony E. Woods will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. December 7, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Professional services trusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, LTD., 4522 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 5, 2014
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