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John H. Woodin

John H. Woodin, age 68, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on November 19th 2017 surrounded by his family after a 16 year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

John was born in Ridley Park, PA, the son of the late Rosario (Carreras) and John A. Woodin. He graduated from McKean High School, where he played varsity basketball, baseball, and cross-country. John graduated from Goldey Beacom Junior College as a part of their first graduating class in 1969. He continued his education at Wilmington College, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1979.

After graduating from Wilmington College, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. John did tours in the Philippines and Italy as a Morse Systems Operator from 1969 to 1973. After he returned to the United States, he worked for 27 years at Dupont until his retirement in October of 2001. In addition to working as the Benefits Administration Manager at Dupont, he worked for 12 years at Woodin Associates/ Lifestyle Homes as an accountant, and as a slot attendant at the Sands Casino and Hotel for 2 years.

John’s interests always included sports, as he played baseball in the Wilmington Semi-Pro League for two years before joining the military. While in the military, he played basketball on the air base in San Vito, Italy. His team traveled to Madrid, Spain for tournaments and played against local Italian teams. He also coached and served as the Senior League Vice President of the Newark National Little League. John was an Eagle’s season ticket holder for 20 years. His other interests included astronomy, genealogy, and traveling to national parks and other scenic locations. All of this was overshadowed by this extreme love and devotion for his family.

John is survived by his wife of 46 years, Deborah Woodin of Newark, DE; his son, Christopher J. Woodin of Newark, DE; his daughters, Pam Lafferty (Mark) of Newark, DE, and Mandy Woodin of Middletown, DE; and his grandchildren, Dylan, Gavin, Jacob, Ava, Nicholas, and Payton.

The family would like to thank Dr. S. Eric Martin, Dr. William Funk and the staff of Christiana Care for their compassion and care.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28th from 10AM to 11AM where services will begin at 11AM at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713, or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor Norwalk, CT 06851.

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Submitted by Jodi on
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I am so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man and I am so grateful to have known him.

Submitted by Karen Cebenka on
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Tears as I read this. There will never be another John.

Submitted by Frank Long Sr on
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Chris I am so sorry brother, may God grant you and your family peace during this most difficult time!!!!!

Submitted by Bernadette and ... on
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So very sorry. John was such a great guy. We enjoyed working with him at DuPont and then being neighbors. God bless you all. May he Rest In Peace.

Submitted by Sara S on
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Thinking of your family during this time. My memory that I will share happened this summer as I was heading back to the house - your dad said "give me a hug" so I did - Great Memory and wanted to share - it made my day.

Submitted by Anonymous on
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I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and an amazing grandfather who loved his children and grand children. It was a huge honor to know him

Submitted by The Smiths on
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We wanted to share our condolences with the Woodin family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by The Smiths on
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We wanted to share our condolences with the Woodin family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Alice and Bob Hoy on
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Debbie and family, we are so sorry to hear of John's death. He was my boss and friend at du Pont for several years. We also shared a car pool for many of those years. We heard he had become ill and then he was doing better for a while. He was one of the nicest people we have ever known. Even though we haven't seen him in a long time he will be sorely missed as if we just saw him yesterday. Please know that John is in our hearts and memories forever.

Submitted by Jane and Terry on
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We knew John through the Helen Graham multiple myeloma support group. John has been the rock and quiet leader of this valuable group. His advice and encouragement provided comfort and hope to many over the years. He will be greatly missed by us and all those he touched. Jane and Terry

Submitted by Margie Tanczyn on
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So Sorry for your loss of John. He was an awesome person.

Submitted by Loretta Jenkot Clark on
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Dear Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss, having lost my husband in march 2017 I know what a heart ache it is . God bless you and your family may god be always by your side . Loretta (Gordon Jewelers )

Submitted by Rebecca on
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Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family, and may you find comfort in these words at Rev 21:4.

Submitted by Olivia on
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I'm so sorry for your loss, it's painful to lose someone you love. I would like to share with you and your family and friends an encouraging message from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 promises us that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain will be any more. The former things have passed away. You could be in pain right now but very soon God is going to turn things around and we know that for sure because the Bible gives us that promise. And the Bible is God`s word. Please read those scriptures with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage during this time of bereavement.