William A. Woodin, 92, of Route 474 Ashville, died unexpectedly Saturday (June 8, 2013) in his home.
He was born March 30, 1921, in Ashville, N.Y., the son of the late Floyd and Mary Allison Woodin.
William was a 1939 graduate of Lakewood High School. As a teenager, he worked on the Roy Faulkner farm in Watts Flats. In 1940, he started working for the Erie Lackawana Railroad, which became Conrail, working on the section and as a tower operator until his retirement in 1981. Also, he worked at Chautauqua during the summer doing landscaping with Harold Ayling.
William A. Woodin
He loved the outdoors and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Virginia Grover Woodin, whom he married May 17, 1947; three children, Ken (Pat) Sturges and Nancy (Jim) Simmons, both of Ashville and Les (Cindy) Woodin of Kennedy; eight grandchildren, Lisa Saxton of Panama, Amy (Randy) Josephson, Kenny (Natalie) Sturges, Karen (Eric) Putnam, all of Ashville, Jamie (Rhonda) Simmons of Jamestown, Tim (the late Dawn) Simmons and Rhonda (Charles) Dodson, both of Mesquite, Texas, and Andrew Woodin of Falconer; 12 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Jean (the late Ivan) Carr of Ashville and Helen (the late Ralph) Farren of Jamestown.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 10 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Rodney Sprowls, pastor of Panama Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Lakewood Fire Department, 37 J. W. Packard Blvd., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
Light a candle in remembrance of William at www.lindfuneralhome.com.