John A. "Woody" Woodruff

October 21, 1944 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 73)

John A. “Woody” Woodruff 73, of Rumford ,RI Passed away surrounded by his loving family Sunday August 19, 2018. He was the husband of Virginia E. (Lee) Woodruff. John was born in Port Chester, New York and was the son of the late Milton H. and Olive (Townsend) Woodruff.

Besides his wife, John leaves behind a daughter, Kimberly Woodruff of Johnston, RI a son, Scott A. Woodruff of Rumford, RI and five grandchildren.

There was nothing John liked better than cruising Narragansett Bay or heading out to Block Island on the

boat he loved, Ruth M.  There was never a time that boat left port without his children Kim and Scott, their friends and then grandchildren, Jared, Amanda, Victoria, Tom and Dylan and their friends.  He taught them all about respect for the ocean, its beauty and its fierceness and instilled in them a  love of salt water.  When forced on land, he was an avid rail fan and loved to watch the local trains and studied  the history of local train yards and steam engines.  He was a member of the NRA and for 30 years an advocate of school choice long before it became a popular political issue.

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