Sunday, February 1, 2009

David Wayne Woodruff

Scio, NY - David Wayne Woodruff, 38, of 4056 State Route 19 died on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness; with his wife and family at his side. He was born January 20, 1971 in Olean the son of Wayne and Donna (Doner) Woodruff. On December 24, 1998 in Wellsville he married Stacie D. Geyer who survives.

Dave was raised in Hinsdale and Wellsville and was a 1990 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm; where he earned an Outstanding Unit Award and the National Defense Service Medal. He was formerly employed at Bradley Supply in Hornell and was currently a machinist at Alstom Power Air Preheater Company in Wellsville. He was a member of the Elks Lodge # 1495, a former member of the Moose Lodge # 601 and was an assistant coach for the Alstom T-ball team. He had an intense love for knowledge of music and had recently formed and was the lead singer for the band “Dirty Red”. He would also occasionally sing for the band “Roundhouse Kick”. He was a devoted Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan and was a loving and dedicated husband, father and friend. His smile, contagious since of humor and quick wit would light up any room.

Surviving in addition to his wife Stacie, is a step son, Tyler Green at home, 2 sons, Tristen and Trace Woodruff both at home, his mother, Donna Woodruff of Advance, NC, 3 siblings, Mark (Dawn) Woodruff of Cuba, Cindy (Paul) Wyant and Craig (Robin) Woodruff both of Advance, NC as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Wayne Woodruff.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. 34 W. State Street, in Wellsville. The funeral will be Tuesday, February 3rd at 11:00 am in the Scio Church of Christ with Minister in Charge, Glen Layfield presiding. Burial, with military honors will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. For the future education of his children, memorials are suggested to the Woodruff Family Memorial Fund, % of any Branch of Community Bank.

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