Raymond G. Woodward, 67, of S. Michael St., St. Marys, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 23, 2023 following a brief illness.
He was born on January 23, 1956 in Ridgway, PA, a son of the late Glenn and Norma Neubert Woodward.
On July 29, 1978, at Queen of the World Church, he married Kimberly Mecca Woodward, who survives of St. Marys. Together they shared more than 44 years of love and laughter.
Ray was a graduate of Ridgway High School and was a member of Queen of the World Church. In his younger years, he worked in the woods as a logger, and then worked for a number of years at GrafTech. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and camping with his family. He also enjoyed going to the races, and could often be found at Hummingbird Speedway. He also liked woodworking and caring for his chickens. Most of all, he cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to his wife, Kimberly Mecca Woodward, he is survived by one son; Brian (Nikki) Woodward of St. Marys, by 6 grandchildren; Rachel (Justin), Eric (Shannon), Robert, Kari, Scarlett, and Teyla, and by 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings; Cathy Woodward of Kersey, Randy (Chris) Woodward of St. Marys, and Todd (Missy) Woodward of Willow Hill, by a daughter-in-law; Tammy Woodward, his sister-in-law and brothers-in-law; Thomas (Patti) Mecca, Toni (David Schneider) O'Dell, Robert (Dawn) Mecca, and Steve (Tiffany) Mecca, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his son; Chad Woodward on August 22, 2022, two grandsons; Brian Holterback and Craig Holterback, his in-laws; Thomas and Frances Mecca, and by a brother-in-law; Russell O'Dell.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond G. Woodward will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Fr. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 11:00 AM until the time of the Mass.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Hospice.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com
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