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May 23, 1969 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old
Craig Hamilton Woodruff(Woody) was born & raised in Norton, Ohio to his loving parents, Clifford Woodruff, Sr and Ourania "Ray" (Lapidakis)Woodruff, who preceded him in death. He left his earthly home, on August 7th, 2023, at the age of 54. Craig adored his paternal grandfather and loved using his nickname "Woody". He loved life, people, his country and brought dedication, joy & laughs to whomever he dealt with in his jobs or out in the community. His smile and laughs will be missed by all who knew him! He tremendously enjoyed serving his church and helping its members, when needed. His sense of pride in his community showed as he was an integral part in helping the drum and bugle corps, Rogues Hollow Regiment. His love of music shone brightly throughout his life, thanks in part, to the various genres of music played in his childhood home as his mom was a piano teacher, soloist and choir director. A childhood friend recalled him practicing his trumpet outside in the yard, and he continued to play in his adult life. Woodworking and cooking were two of his passions and he created a well followed foodie page, What Are You Eating Now?. He and Breony, who met 8 years ago, loved family outings with her children, and of course, trying all of his local favorite dining spots, like Pavs Creamery. In fact, that is where Woody proposed to Bre. They enjoyed riding bikes, going to baseball games and the usual pilgrimages to Cedar Point. They once followed a family of peregrine falcons building a nest and raising babies. He was also a dedicated fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and loved to share his happiness when they won, and you all know what it was like, when they did not! Woody was a lover of all dogs, especially Sasha, his family's beloved pet.
Surviving him is the love of his life, fiancé Breony Sigler, her children, Jada and Johnny, brother, Clifford Woodruff, II, sister, Michelle Hodge(James), nieces, Cali Rae Moore (Clint), Kelsey Hodge, nephews Kyle Hodge, Corey Hodge.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life which will be held on Saturday Sept 9th, from 1:00pm-5:00pm, at 1011 Gorge Blvd, Akron,Ohio 44310, in the gymnasium. In lieu of flowers for those in attendance, please feel free to bring a dish to share, as it will be a family style picnic and celebration, as Woody would have wanted.