Found in the obituary section for the Ashtabula Star-Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio. I am not researching this family so please do not contact me for further information; just posting this FYI for any possible researchers with this connection.
Donald S. Woodard
MENTOR - Donald S. Woodard, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at LakeWest Hospital, Willoughby.
Born April 1, 1915, in Euclid, he was the son of Frank and Bessie Woodward. Mr. Woodard formerly lived in Kirtland and was a direct descendent of Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.
He was a partner of Rode, Kaplan, Curtis and Woodard Architectural firm, Beachwood. Mr. Woodard graduated from Western Reserve in 1949, with a degree in architecture as well as the Institute of Art. He worked on many churches, the first building at Cleveland Airport, Library Tower at Cleveland State University, and the steeple of Old South Church, Kirtland. Mr. Woodard served a director of Cleveland Chapter CSI, was a member of the American Institute of Architecture, Ohio Practice of Architects, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Willoughby.
He was first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a tank commander with General Patton. He was wounded, receiving the Purple Heart.
Mr. Woodard enjoyed golf, fishing in Canada, and photography and won prizes at Western Reserve Camera Club. He also was an avid reader of Civil War and wrote and photographed a book on covered bridges.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Dorotha; a daughter, Anita Jo Leair of Lyndhurst; a son, Dennis Woodard of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren, Susan, Mark, Leair and Martin Woodard, Aric, Carl and Alex Anderson; three stepchildren, Ann Dumont of Mentor, Jonathan Whitworth of Eastlake, and Albert Whitworth of Pleasanton, Calif.; six step-grandchildren, Richard Dumont, Jennifer Dumont and Alan Dumont, Christopher and Grace Whitworth and Michelle Whitworth; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Miller of Willoughby, and Jeanette Queirn of Atlanta, Ga.; and a brother, Robert of Signal Mountain, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Service is 3:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, Willoughby, 4785 Shanklin Blvd., Willoughby. Inurnment will be in South Kirtland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church organ fund or the building fund of First Presbyterian Church of Willoughby. Brunner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, has charge of the arrangements.
The Ashtabula Star-Beacon
October 10, 2001