Woodrow W. “Woodie” Park
Woodrow W. “Woodie” Park, 96, of Bradford, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. He was born on April 18, 1915 in Warren, the son of the late Jerome and Stella Salsbury Park. He was a 1932 graduate of Warren High School where he played football. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, honorably discharged Sept. 19, 1946. Woodie served his last 12 months in Japan as a Construction Machine Operator for Bulldozers and Carry-alls that were used in the construction of Tachikawa Air Force Base plus various roadways. He also instructed other Army enlistees in the use of construction equipment. He was employed at Lloyd Smith Bros. in Bradford for 8 years and then at Peerless Pumps in Houston, Texas and Tampa, Fla. as a civil engineer for 37 years. Woodie retired in 1985 at the age of 70. He was a member of the Bradford Masonic Lodge #749 F&AM for over 60 years and also a member of the Lt. John C. Roche Post 212 VFW. As an avid golfer, he played actively into his late 80s. He also enjoyed bowling and watching baseball and football. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arlene R. Park, Bradford; one son, Bob (Merle) Park, of Neptune, N.J.; one daughter, Linda Campogiani, of Rochester, N.Y.; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sarah) Park, Gregory Park and Stephani (Angelo) Campogiani Gollel; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Park, and two sisters, Bette (James) Scalise and Dorothy (George) Thayer and one grandson, Ralph Campogiani, III. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mary Houck, Pastor of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Rev. Scott Jabo (a nephew of Woodie’s) of Cathedral Prep in Erie, PA, co-officiating. A Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lebanon Lutheran Cemetery, Kanesholm. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions in his memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16505 or a charity of the donor’s choice.