Obituary of Donald A. Woodin
Services, December 19th, 2020 at 2:00PM. Livestream Link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/6545976
Donald A. Woodin was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 2, 1945 and went home to the Lord on November 30, 2020 in Charleston, SC at the age of 75. He was the son of the late Donald L. and Alice (Sing) Woodin. Donald grew up in Pawling and Dover Plains, NY before marrying his wife Eileen of 55 years and moving to Millbrook and then Clinton Corners. They spent many winters in Nokomis, FL with great memories and friends made there. They finally settled into their much loved home in Charleston, SC with frequent trips to NY to visit family. Donald worked as a painter as a young man and later worked for IBM before retiring after 32 years of service. After his retirement, Donald enjoyed working in landscaping and at Innisfree Gardens in Millbrook.
Donald was a volunteer fire fighter with J.H. Ketchum and East Clinton Fire Department serving as President, Vice President and Safety Officer. As a young man, Donald was an excellent athlete and bowler. At the age of 18 years old, he rolled a 299 and received local media coverage. Donald was also an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending many weekends cutting wood, building rock walls and gardens around his home. Some of Donald's favorite times were golfing with his friends and his boys. Donald enjoyed any kind of music, but Jimmy Buffet and Zac Brown were two of his favorites. He was a loyal Yankee and Giants fan and enjoyed many games in person, but taking his grandson to a World Series game was a highlight for him. He loved his family, especially his beloved grandchildren who he treasured watching growing up and spending time with.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Eileen, who was always right by his side and selflessly caring for him during his illness. His loving daughter, Kimberly and husband Frank Koehler, his grandson Daniel and wife Catherine Koehler, his granddaughter Kelli and husband Kevin Hourihan along with his great-granddaughter, Hallie Joan Hourihan and our Baby K to arrive in January 2021. Donald leaves a sister, Jean and husband Peter Hunt, a brother in law, Matthew Hertel and sister in laws, Shary Hertel and Anne Marie Hertel, also with several nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Donald will join his beautiful daughter, Lori, his parents, stepmother Mary Woodin, his sister and brother in law, Lois and Bill (Weldon) Dye, sister in law, Katherine Dolemski and brother in law Joseph Hertel in heaven to watch over us always.
The Woodin Family would like to extend our thanks to the staff at Ashley Gardens Memory Care Facility in Charleston for the incredible love, dedication and wonderful care they gave to Donald and our family. We can't be more grateful to the angels on earth they were to us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Respite Care of Charleston, 1605 Harbor View Road, Charleston, SC 29412. This organization gives amazing support to the families and those suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services at Burnett & White Funeral Home will be private. If you wish to join via livestream, please check back on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2PM. Livestream link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/6545976
Local arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
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