BAKERSFIELD, Calif. Howard D. Woodruff, 66, of Bakersfield, formerly of Hinsdale, N.Y., died April 14, 2006 at a hospital in Bakersfield due to kidney failure. He was born July 16, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., the son of the late Vernon and Loretta Woodruff. Mr. Woodruff graduated from the State University of N.Y. at Albany and was employed by the University for 30 years before his retirement. He then moved to Bakersfield to build his dream home. He had served with the Peace Corps in Turkey for four years. Survived by two brothers and four sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a reflection service at the Colonial Quad at the University at Albany on Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome. Memorials can be made to the University at Albany Foundation or Alumni Association.
Published in the Albany Times Union on 5/10/2006.
From Melissa Stewart (T-2):
When Marianne Kane (Bartin) (T-2), Tommy Thompson and Dorothy Aird (T-3) and I lived in Ankara, Howie was a frequent visitor and joined us many times for special occasions. He also hosted us in his apartment. He had a great sense of humor and we all enjoyed knowing him. When we returned to the States we tried to find him, but could never track him down.
I am glad to know about him, but am sorry that we didn’t see him when we returned to the States.