David Scott Woodland
July 20, 1944 – April 24, 2018
David Scott Woodland, 73, of Concord, NH died peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Concord Hospital. He is survived by his wife Julie Donegan Woodland, a sister Carol Hooker and Robert of Titusville, FL, 5 daughters their spouses and 12 grandchildren: Courtenay Woodland (Graham and Owen) of Gilmanton; Amy Woodland Scheller and Mathew (Abigail, Sage, and Parker) of Milton, MA; Jessica Woodland Hunnewell and Stephen (Hunter, Hayden, and Avery) of Stuttgart, Germany; Tara Dykhuizen and Barry (Gabe, Wil and Anne) of Morrison, IL: April Donegan (Julia) of Burlington, VT.
David Woodland was born July 20, 1944 in San Antonio, TX. As a child he lived in Walnut Creek, CA; Dallas TX, Euclid, OH; and ultimately Moorestown, NJ. From a young age it was apparent that he had natural athletic abilities excelling in sports; most especially tennis, basketball and baseball. He was active in sports from grade school throughout college winning trophies and championships.
After graduating from the Peddie School, David attended Dennison and graduated from Lynchburg College with a 4.0 in Philosophy. He gave up his dream to open a bookstore to answer the call to duty and joined the Navy. He attended the War College, and became a crypto-analyst. Even in the service he taught officers the game of tennis. David served our country from 1968-1972, and was awarded the Vietnam Service Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.
A short time later, he married Regina Byrnes. Settling in the Boston area, they started a family raising 3 daughters. He pursued his passion for tennis becoming a Tennis Pro for the Newton Tennis Club and athletic director for the Boston Ski & Sports Club.
Needing to get a “real” job to support his family David went to work in the financial aid department at Mount Ida College in Newton MA. An opportunity to join a start-up computer software company brought his family from Westwood, MA to Bow, NH in 1983. It was there that he discovered a gift for sales. Twenty years later, the company was acquired by Microsoft and his management position was phased out. Not content to sit on the side-lines Dave went to work doing various things, ultimately settling into a sales manager position with Starving Artist Moving Company, where he was much loved and appreciated.
As a lifelong athlete he never tired of sports and the teamwork ethic it taught his children. When he wasn’t watching the pros, he was playing, coaching or proudly cheering on his daughters as they played.
One of his favorite things to do with his family was to spend summer weekends camping. Dave was an expert at packing as much gear into the station wagon as possible securing the overflow to the roof, and setting up a Woodland tent and tarp compound at the campsite. It was a page out of the Griswalds’ road trip.
While living in Concord, NH he met his second wife Julie. They enjoyed a sweet active life together.
David lived his life with gusto. Everything he did was purposeful and intentional. He had a strong work ethic continuing to work until his body gave out. He will be remembered for his sweet gentle nature, his sharp wit, sense of humor, eternal optimism, long stories and a profound respect & keen interest for all people.
There will be calling hours on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord, NH. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 4:00. All are invited to join the family for an informal gathering after the service at the Common Man. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared a www. bennettfuneralhome.com for the Woodland family.
- Calling Hours Friday, May 4, 2018
- Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 4, 2018
David Scott Woodland
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May 10, 2018
Always enjoyed time with David (and Julie)! His smile and humor and calm disposition made all around him very comfortable. I miss him and my heart aches that he is with us no more. My precious sister has lost a charming husband. Oh my Julie! I love you and wish you great comfort from the Lord!
April 29, 2018
A photo memory.... Dave watching Julie open his Christmas gift 2013
April 26, 2018
To all the family and friends - I'm saddened by your loss and I'm sending spiritual support and healing thought to all during this difficult time.
Woody and I worked together for 12+ years at RealWorld. He was one of the 1st people I met when we moved here from CA. He was a genuinely nice guy and very funny. Dave was constantly making people smile or laugh - fellow employees and customers alike. We attended at least 14 trade shows together, and he always worked hard and played hard. If he had negative thoughts, he really didn't share them - at least at work. I had lost touch with Woody several years back, but got to see him last summer at a celebration of life for a mutual friend and former RealWorld employee. I'm certainly glad that I did!
Travel well my friend. You brought smiles, laughs and good memories to many. I'll see you and John on the flip side!