G. Thomas Woodward, 69, of Wadesville, Ind., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his home after a long battle with cancer. His family was at his side. He was born February 8, 1943, to Albert and Mary Jo (Jack) Woodward.
Tom attended Saint Meinrad Archabby as a Brother candidate for three years before graduating from Mater Dei High School. Tom was an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and participated in RCIA. He retired in 1995 as a Press Room Supervisor at Koch Label in Evansville and had served in the National Guard. He enjoyed gardening, birds, and was an avid Colt’s and Atlanta Braves fan.
Tom is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda (Cook) Woodward, daughter Donna (Christopher) Harper of Atlanta, Ga., son John Woodward and fiancée Kalinn Lenfers of Evansville, Ind.; brothers Robert (Imelda) and Don (Lena) Woodward of Wadesville, sisters; Annette (Donald) Montgomery of Wadesville, Mary Knowles of Newburgh, Judith Woodward and Patricia (Hung) Trinh both of Evansville, his mother-in-law Margie Cook and husband Jim Atkins, a host of nieces and nephews and his faithful Schnauzer companion Jon-Jon.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 6, 2012, at St. Matthew Catholic Church at 421 Walnut St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with entombment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.
Visitation will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schneider Funeral Home with Rosary to begin at 6:30 pm.
A special thank you to Dr. Ed Fox, Gina, Julie, Mary , B.J. and staff at Oncology-Hematology Assoc, Sonja and Jerry at Heritage Hospice for their outstanding care of our husband and father. The family would also like to thank all of Tom’s friends and parishioners at St. Mathew, especially Fathers Ken Steckler and Jim Sauer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Matthews Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com