Robert K. Woods, 76, of Elyria, died at his home Thursday, April 4, 2013 following a long illness. He was born September 26, 1936 in McClellandtown, Pennsylvania and lived in Elyria for most of his life.
He served with the U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Berlin Conflict. He was employed at U.S. Steel, Lorain Works as a crane operator for 17 years and also worked at North Abbe A&P for 21 years. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Elyria. He enjoyed bowling and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Patricia (Pat) (nee Fitzpatrick); sons, Robert (Tami) Jr. of Fairborn, Ohio and Kelly of Elyria; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Zachary, Zoie, Spencer, Robert III, and Jacklyne; he is also survived by one sister, Robina (Jim) Bryner of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ethel (nee Rankin) Woods; and two brothers, William and Ray Woods.
Friends may call at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 4 to 6 P.M. Funeral services will be in the funeral home Monday, April 8, 2013, at 1 P.M., with the Reverend Don Lare, Pastor of the Community United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, 680 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.
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