Patrick J. (P.J.) Woods, 61

OSWEGO, NY – Patrick J. (P.J.) Woods, 61, formerly of Oswego, died Sunday Nov. 11, 2012, at Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo., after a short fight with cancer.

Born in Oswego on March 10, 1951, he was the son of the late George and Sarah Steele Woods and attended local schools in Oswego.

Patrick J. (P.J.) Woods
Patrick J. (P.J.) Woods

He graduated from the Rochester Business School and from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science.

He was a New York State licensed funeral director.

PJ moved to Denver 30 years ago, where he owned and operated Traditional Construction Co., specializing in remodeling homes.

PJ was predeceased by his parents; his twin infant sons, Michael and Brian; his brother, Elrick (Rick) Woods; his half-brother, George H. Woods Jr.; and his half-sister, Rita Izyk.

Surviving are his daughters, Amy Woods and Molly (Thomas) Elliott, both of Skaneateles; sons, Peter (Bonnie) of Australia, and Casey and Ryan Woods of Oswego; five grandchildren, Parker, Sarah, Joseph, Mia and Thomas.

Memorial services will be held in Oswego at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15 at St. Stephen’s Church, Niagara Street, with Father John Smegelsky, family friend, officiating.

Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday Dec. 15, preceding the service at church.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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