Peter G. Woodward (1941 – 2023)
York, ME – After a valiant battle with cancer, Peter G. Woodward passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023 at the age of 81. Pete was born in Hartford, CT on October 20, 1941 to the late Oscar and Josephine (Perkins) Woodward and was one of four siblings raised in Walpole, NH.
Pete graduated from Walpole High School in 1959 and from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1967, where he met his wife, Marlene. Pete served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Kentucky and Germany before settling in York in 1980. He was then stationed in Portland, Maine as a U.S. Army Nurse Recruiter. Pete spent his professional career in international sales and later as a salesman in the heating and plumbing business. Upon retirement he continued to work part time at Estes Oil in York.
Always active, Pete was involved in various roles in his church, St. Christopher’s, and for many years played in the music ministry and was a 4th degree Knight in Assembly 2526 in the Knights of Columbus. After serving in the U.S. Army for 14 years, he continued to support the local VFW and American Legion. He remained a patriot to the very end.
Pete, affectionately referred to as Pops and Pedro, took great pride in entertaining his family at his summer camp and was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and grill master. He was most proud of his role as husband to Marlene and father to his children. He treasured his time with grandchildren and loved making them laugh with his comical sayings.
Pete and Marlene traveled extensively during their 57 year marriage including memorable trips throughout Europe and the United States.
Pete is survived by his cherished wife, Marlene Woodward, of York, his son Steve Woodward and his wife Christine of Concord, NH, his daughter Stacy Olson and her husband Steve of Marshfield, MA; grandchildren Holly Olson, Andrew Woodward, Hollis Woodward, Matthew Carrigan, Sean Carrigan, and Michael Woodward. He is also survived by his twin sister, Linda Woodward Geiger of Woodstock, CT, his sister Gale Woodward of Claremont, NH, sister-in-law Debbie Towers of San Diego, CA, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by his younger brother Richard Woodward.
Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00 am for a funeral Mass at St. Christopher’s Church (4 Barrell Ln, York, ME). After a short burial service, luncheon will be served back at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the VFW National Home for Children https://vfwnationalhome.org/donate/
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