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William H. Woodward

August 22, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

William H. Woodward, age 82, of North Point Dr., Dunkirk, N.Y., formerly of Westfield, N.Y., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.

Bill was born on May 27, 1930 in Dunkirk, N.Y., the son of the late Hinton and Hazel (Chapman) Woodward.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan (Thomas) Scriven of Westfield, N.Y., Sally (Peter) Cook of San Benito, Texas and Sharon (Dr. Victor) Randolph of Westfield, N.Y., and New Milford, Pa.; one son, Stephen (Becci) W. Woodward of Goshen, Ind; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandson.

He was preceded death by his wife, Carolyn (White) Woodward, who died on Aug. 21, 2009; his sister, Marilyn Brown; and his great granddaughter, Grace Shebester.

Bill faithfully served in the US Army from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War.

He had been the proprietor of Woodward Builders in Fredonia and Westfield for many years enjoying building and remodeling homes. Together with his father, Hinton, they founded Woodward Drive in Fredonia, N.Y. One of the homes was the first National Gas show home. Another accomplishment Bill was proud of involved constructing the original Sub Shop on Water Street in Fredonia, which in the late 1960's was something rather new. He also taught many young men the carpenter trade. Bill's hobbies included a love of restoring antique cars and traveling to shows throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In recent years since the passing of his wife, he has enjoyed the friendship of Marty Lautenslaker and her daughters.

Friends called on Friday, Aug. 10 from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m., at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, N.Y. Private burial was in Union Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Chautauqua County Home and Infirmary, Temple Road, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048.

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