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Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery

18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX

OBITUARY

Robert Howard Wooddell

August 30, 1932May 16, 2020
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Robert Howard “Bob” Wooddell, age 87, of Tomball, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Woodlands. He was born on August 30, 1932 to John B. and Lottie E. Wooddell (nee Murphy) in Pittsburgh, PA. Robert graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and went on to serve his country in the Korean War. Robert is a U.S. Navy Veteran, who served on the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) in Japan. Robert returned stateside and earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoyed a 30 year career in Engineering with the Aluminum Co. of America. Robert served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a Scoutmaster for Troop 511, his son’s Boy Scout troop, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Robert moved to Houston in 2015 to be near his son and family. He served his new community as a member of the St. Anthony of Padua, St. Vincent de Paul Society, volunteered two days a week at CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in the Woodlands and, worked as a Habitat for Humanity Team member, building homes in Conroe, TX. Robert was an avid sports fan and greatly enjoyed following the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates over the course of his life. He loved the Black and Gold! While Bob enjoyed traveling the world, his true happiness came from spending time with his beloved family. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years Margaret (nee Yenco), siblings Frances, Jack, Edward, David, Thomas, Gregory and, his sister-in-law, Steve and Mary Karas. Robert is survived by his son, Keith Wooddell and daughter-in-law Janet (nee Clifford), grandchildren Keeley and Megan Wooddell, and sibling Nancy Wooddell. A private funeral service will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home and Cemetery, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384.

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David L. Wooddell, Jr.

May 18, 2020

Love you Uncle Bob, say hello to to my mom, miss you, planted more of your & Aunt Marge’s marigolds Sunday

David Cangahuala

May 18, 2020

Dear Keith and family, I have known you and your dad for as long I can remember. We grew up together and your dad was always part of my life. In fact, Uncle Steve, Aunt Mary and your Babi were always family to us, Cangahualas. Your dad was a special guy and to have reunited with him here in Houston was extremely special. Meli and Vincent had the honor of meeting him as well. I know that he is with your mom, reminiscing all those great memories on Range Drive and probably hanging out with my dad (drinking those rum and cokes - adult cokes). I pray that he finds peace up in heaven and that he shines his kindness onto you and the family forever. With much love, The Cangahuala Clan - Houston Chapter

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