Edward Woodruff, a devoted father and cherished friend, peacefully passed away on October 14, 2023, at the age of 77. Born on April 25, 1946, in Springfield, Massachusetts, Edward's journey on Earth was marked by compassion, dedication, and a sincere love for his family.
Edward was a man of many accomplishments, beginning with his education. He earned a Bachelor's Degree, a testament to his commitment to personal growth and intellectual pursuits. Throughout his professional life, he found fulfillment as a foreman at Delaware & Hudson Railway. Edward's hard work and expertise helped shape the railroad industry, leaving a lasting impact on those he worked alongside.
Beyond his occupation, Edward had a true zest for life. He reveled in the freedom and thrill of riding his Harley, finding solace on the open road. He shared countless joyous moments with his dear friends, as laughter filled the air whenever he was present. Edward's passion for old blues and rock and roll music often led him to sway with delight to the melodies of his favorite tunes.
Edward found serenity in watching the sunset from his porch, savoring the colors as they painted the sky with beauty. He possessed a genuine empathy for others, always willing to lend a helping hand and support those in need. Edward's compassion extended beyond his immediate circle, as he actively contributed to charitable causes. One such cause close to his heart was the Shriner's Hospital, where he selflessly assisted with donations. Edward's fun spirit came to life during the Christmas season when he delighted children by donning the Santa Claus suit.
Edward's sense of duty and dedication were evident during his time in the United States Navy, where he served gallantly during the Vietnam War. His unwavering commitment to his country and fellow servicemen exemplified his character and strength.
Edward leaves behind a legacy that will be treasured by his loving wife Linda; children, Sean, Eric, Hannah, Emma, and Austin, who will carry his values and spirit forward. Their memories of Edward will serve as a guiding light, reminding them of the love and immeasurable impact he had in their lives.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service at 11:00 at Heidrick Funeral Home, 7521 Court St., Elizabethtown, NY. Interment will be held at the Essex County Veteran's Cemetery in Wadham's, NY, following the Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Shriner's Hospital in Edward's name. By doing so, we can continue to honor his extraordinary generosity and commitment to helping others.
Services were entrusted to Heidrick Funeral Home (formerly Heald Funeral Home) Elizabethtown, NY.
Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Saturday, November 4, 2023
11:00 - 11:30am (Eastern time)