John Irving Woodruff

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John Irving Woodruff, 92
SCARBOROUGH - John Irving Woodruff, 92, of Scarborough, passed away in Scarborough on Feb. 7, 2018.
John was born July 6, 1925, in Highland Falls, N.Y. to John J. and Gertrude M. (Vanderburg) Woodruff. He graduated from Cornwall-on-Hudson High School in 1943 and was accepted into the Naval Aviation Program in August of that year, serving during World War II. John was released from active duty in September of 1945 and was honorably discharged in September of 1947. He joined the Army Reserves in July of 1955 and retired in August of 1980 as a Colonel.
In 1946, John married Joyce C. Armitage. They had two children, son Barry and daughter Susan.
John retired from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., as the Deputy Director of Admissions.
He was active in many organizations and activities including serving as President of the AUSA and Willow Dell Cemetery Association, Manager in Little League Baseball and basketball, and Vice-President of the Orange Rockland District BSA. John was a 67-year member and Past Master of the West Point Lodge of F & AM. He was a member, Elder and Sunday School teacher at Cornwall Presbyterian Church as well as President of the Board of Trustees and chairman of three church addition fundraisers.
John is survived by his wife, Joyce; son Barry and his wife Kim of Vancouver, Wash., daughter Susan Pons of Scarborough; grandchildren, Adam Woodruff, Eric Pons, Julia Pons and husband Brian Adams, and Laura Pons. He was predeceased by his son-in-law Russell Pons.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at the First Congregational Church, 181 Black Point Rd., Scarborough followed by a Funeral Service at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in the spring in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.
Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, Scarborough. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.

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671 U.S. Route 1
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 10, 2018
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