Philip Woodruff

Philip D. "Woody" Woodruff

Friday, June 2nd, 1939 - Sunday, May 30th, 2021
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Services for Philip D. “Woody” Woodruff, 81, of Linn, WV, formerly of Chesterland, will be at 11 AM on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the funeral home.

Born June 2, 1939 in Painesville, he was a longtime Northeast Ohio resident, retiring to West Virginia about 15 years ago.

Mr. Woodruff passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021.

He was a graduate of Mentor High School, class of 1957 and served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964, where he earned recognition as a marksman with pistol 45 and expert with the M-1 rifle. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, archery, photography, bowling, classic cars, Corvettes and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Woodruff was employed as a computer operator at The General Electric Company Nela Park Division in East Cleveland, retiring in 1994.

Survivors are his wife of 45 years, Judith (Ritley) Woodruff and sister, Kathleen Hejduk. He also leaves his nephews, Scott (Sally), James, Tim (Sandy), Terry and Steve Woodruff; niece, Sandy (Joe) Todd and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Florence (Beall) Woodruff and brothers, Willis and Robert Woodruff.

Final resting place will be in Mentor Cemetery following the service on Friday.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH 44094
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  • Service

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 11:00am
    Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH 44094
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    Rev. Larry A. Pozza
  • Interment

    Mentor Cemetery
    6881 Hopkins Road
    Mentor, Ohio 44060
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The Polomsky Family

Posted at 06:24am
Sending lots of love and prayers.
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Ruthie Williams

Posted at 08:05pm
Sonual, Kelly ,Shawn and l were so blessed to have you for a special friend fo so many wonderful years. When you married Judy just one more blessing you gave us, for that I am grateful ! Remembering your laughter and kindness, the rubber chicken that was a good one! Definitely Uncle Woody humor you and Judy pulled that gift off!!we laughed About that a long time. So many good times in Manheim Germany working at the post office with Sonual eating food at our house bringing friends in a friendship that last many many many years I love you Woody I’m going to miss you but you gave a studio I’m thankful by the way Happy Birthday , Your memory will always be in our hearts keep watch over that beautiful wife of yours we love her to God bless tell Sonual hi love you

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Nancy Gabrenya

Posted at 06:45pm
It was always so much fun when Phil, R.E., Chuck and Jay would stop by and visit at our family cabins in Canada at Bottle Lake on their way to their annual Canadian fishing trip. We would have drinks, appetizers, cheese curds, a spaghetti dinner, not to mention ALOT OF LAUGHS. When it was time to go, Phil was always the designated driver for the last, somewhat short, leg of the trip. Those memories remain dear to my heart.

“Those whom we loved and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now everywhere we are.” (St John Chrysostom)

My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow,
Nancy Gabrenya

Rich & Cathy

Posted at 12:46pm
We will always remember the happier days and good times with Phil from the past. May your heart and soul find peace, comfort and love.
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