US Navy

Robert B. (Bob) Woodard Jr.

September 13, 1947 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 73)


Robert Bruce (Bob) Woodard Jr, age 73, longtime resident of State Route 414, died at Geneva General Hospital on Friday, October 16, 2020, following a brief hospitalization.

The family will celebrate and memorialize his life with a service at the Ovid Federated Church at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, officiated by Pastor Rob Mellgard.  Prayers of committal with military honors will be held at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus.  Kindly consider a donation in Bob’s memory to the Ovid Federated Church, PO Box 340, Ovid, NY 14521.

Bob was born at home in Interlaken on September 13, 1947, a son of the late Robert and Myrtle Woodard.  He was a 1965 graduate of Interlaken High School, and then proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1966 to 1970 aboard the USS Tattnall as a Radio Operator.  Bob had a long career at Willard Psychiatric Center and then transferred to Rochester Psychiatric Center, retiring as a Rehabilitation Assistant in 2002.  He attended classes at FLCC and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Empire State College.  He was an avid hunter, trapper, bird watcher, nature lover and practical jokester.  A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending quality time with his six grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita (Liberatore), his children, Elizabeth (Mark) Taylor of Missouri City, TX, Rebecca (Paul) Hoff of Valatie, NY and John (Brianna Baker) Woodard of Ovid; his grandchildren, Jack, Henry and Luke Taylor and Grace, Dewitt and Casey Hoff; his siblings, Flora Beck of Waterloo, Thomas (Margaret) Woodard of Plant City, FL, Frank (Robin) Woodard and James (Sue) Woodard  of Interlaken and a large extended family.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Henry in 1999.

For additional information, please contact Covert Funeral Home at 607-869-3411. Social distancing and wearing of masks are required for all of those in attendance of services.

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Funeral Service
October 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Ovid Federated Church

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