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Joseph R. Woody Sr.

1948 - 2020
Joseph R. Woody Sr. Obituary

Joseph R. Woody Sr., 71, of Simpson, died Sunday upon arrival at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. He is survived by his wife, the former Naomi Muchal.

Born Oct. 18, 1948, in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Robert and Frances "Fritz" Vadala Woody.

Joe attended Carbondale public schools and later enlisted in the United States Navy having served honorably during the Vietnam War where he received the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with bronze star. After returning to civilian life, Joe worked his entire career as a truck driver, having started with Tuzze Trucking and then with Mancuso Trucking, both of Carbondale. He later enjoyed 25 years of employment with Herb Kilmer and Sons of Kingsley. Joe's fellow truckers will remember him by his CB handle, "Rubber Duck."

Joe was a member of the VFW Post 7963 and American Legion Post 624, both of Eynon. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards, going to the casino and contributing to the Pennsylvania State Lottery. His grandchildren were the center of his life, and in 2016, he found happiness and true companionship when he remarried his wife, Naomi.

He is survived by two sons, Joseph Jr. and wife, Sarah, of Forest City; and Jeremy and wife, Melissa, of Scranton; a daughter, Melinda Newhart and husband, Jared, of Moscow; two stepdaughters, Renea Chapman and Dawn Emmett; two brothers, Robert and wife, Patty, of Visalia, Calif.; and Jerry and wife, Carolee, of Carbondale; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Woody; and a daughter, Sarah Frishko.

The funeral with military honors will be Thursday at 6 p.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 89 Farview St., Carbondale, with services officiated by the Rev. Tim Madden. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. At the funeral home, those present should expect to wait to enter the building until notified. Please express your condolences in a timely manner to be considerate of others. Masks must also be worn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the at www.wounded


To share condolences and photos with Joe's family, visit his book of everlasting memories at www.parisefuneral


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