2018-05-24 / Obituaries

Leon Woodruff

May 16, 2018

Leon Woodruff Leon Woodruff Mr. Leon David Woodruff, 81, of Dushore, PA, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018, with his loving family at his side at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

“Woody,” as he was known to his family and many friends and customers, was born on Dec. 10, 1936, in Laceyville, PA, a son of the late Cleon Woodruff and Edna “Ellie” Matthews Woodruff Giannini. He graduated from Laceyville High School, a member of the Class of 1954.

A hard-working man dedicated to his family, Woody began working for the Bendix Corporation in South Montrose. While at Bendix, he also owned and operated a logging operation, a stone quarry and worked as a mason laying brick. It was at Bendix where he met the love of his life, the former Audrey Jean Decker. They were married on Aug. 13, 1960, in Wilmot and worked side by side both in business and marriage for 57 years before Audrey’s passing on Aug. 26, 2017.

Woody and Audrey purchased the Dushore Beverage on Dec. 4, 1972. It was commonly referred to as the “Cave” on Route 87, before moving the operation to the town of Dushore. With the help of their son and daughter, the Dushore Beverage continues to service the area today after 45 plus years in business.

Woody was a member of the Union Lodge No. 108, F. &A.M., Towanda.

Surviving are his children, Ginger (Steve) Kraycer of Scott Twp., PA; Leon “Buck” (Mary Ann) Woodruff of Dushore, Brenda Johnson of Dushore, Candy “Fred” (Rob) Insinger of Dushore, Curt Woodruff of Montrose and Lorrie Dougan of Fair Lawn, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Gene (Jeannie) Woodruff of Tunkhannock; sister,

Margaret “Peggy” Manning of Washington, NC; sisters-inlaw, Sally Brink of Camptown and Sandra Felter of Standing Stone; grandchildren, Danielle (Dan) Weaver of Jenningsville, Dustin Johnson of Scranton, Brittany Woodruff of Charlotte, NC, Dane Woodruff of Dushore and Kaylin Dougan of Fair Lawn, NJ; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Delraye and Brody; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Johnson; a son-inlaw, Sheldon “Frenchie” Betz; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Don Trowbridge; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Lyall Brink and brothers in-law, Ray Manning, Ray Brink and Ed Felter.

Funeral arrangements, which will be private and at the convenience of the family, are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614 or a charity of your choice.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

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