John Woods 5/08/2011

John T. Woods, 93, of DeKalb Junction, died May 8, 2011, at the Spicer Care Home. Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is in care of arrangements. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 11, 2011, 1 -4 p.m., the funeral service will follow at the funeral home with Lay Minister John Frary officiating. Burial will be in the East DeKalb Cemetery.

John is survived by his wife Geraldine “Gerry” M.; brother Arthur (Betty) Woods, Gouverneur; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Carlton, and Kenneth Woods; and sisters Lena Yancy, Della Evans, and Elizabeth Peck.

He was born August 15, 1917 in the Town of DeKalb, the child of Arthur and Mollie Daraway Woods. He married Geraldine M. Coller on August 25, 1945, in Canton, Reverend Alfred Coffey officiating. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years, retiring in 1989. He also was a dairy farmer and worked for Seymour Commission Sales. He loved to play cards, especially pinochle, go to horse pulls, horse shows, stock car races and do word puzzle books.

Contributions can be made to the E. J. Noble Hospital Guild, DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church or the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Dept.

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