Richard D. Drzewiecki (Woods)

Born: Fri., Apr. 7, 1933
Died: Fri., May 24, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 29, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., May 30, 2013
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., May 30, 2013
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

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Richard Donald Drzewiecki (Woods), age 80, passed away on Friday May 24, 2013. Richard was born on April 7, 1933 to Edmond and Beatrice Woods in Toledo. He graduated from Libbey High School in 1951 where he studied electricity. He continued his studies at Macomber High School and the Naval Reserves.
    Richard joined the Naval Reserves in 1950 and volunteered for active duty in the Navy in 1951. He served until 1953 and continued with the Naval Reserves until 1958. He was stationed at the Grosse Ille Naval Air Station and earned the Seabee rank of Construction Electrician 3rd Class.
    Richard worked for New York Central Railroad as a diesel electrical apprentice from 1953-1956. He became an electrical journeyman in 1954. Richard worked at LOF from 1956-1961 and then went to work for General Motors Powertrain as an electrical motor repairman from 1961 until his retirement in 1992. He was a lifetime member of the Korean War Vets, Chapter #131 and Conn-Weissenberger VFW Post #587. He enjoyed reading, music and dancing.
   Richard was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughters Kathryn (Charles Fraver) Covarrubias and Jeannie (Robert) Yarberry; sons Lawrence (Janet) and Daniel Woods; grandchildren Adrienne, Robert, Laura, Carlos, Lupe, Zachary and Taylor; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Ronald Woods; sisters Carolyn Inman, Patricia Greenwich and Pamela DeSot and former wife and best friend Patsy Woods.
   Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Little Flower Catholic Church where Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors provided by the Lucas County Burial Corps will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
The family prefers tributes be made to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio.

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Korean War Veterans Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter 131
   Posted Wed May 29, 2013
Please accept the condolences of the Korean War Veterans Chapter. Dick was an active member and will be missed.

Louis Streb, Secretary

Becky (Spieker) Tillman
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family remains in the center of many heartfelt memories. May God bless you and give you strength during this time. My condolences to you all.

Andrew and Tim Allen
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With heartfelt condolences,

Andrew and Tim Allen

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