Rhinebeck- Robert Jackson (Jack) Woods, 90, passed away Tuesday March 16th, 2021 at the Baptist Home where he and his wife shared a room for several years.
Born February 8, 1931 in St. Albans, WV, he was the son of Walter J. and Nora Mae (Henretty) Woods. Jack was very proud to be a West Virginian from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Before moving to Rhinebeck, Jack served in the US Marine Corps. In Rhinebeck he met the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) Pease. The two married on October 7th, 1950 and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2020. Betty survives at the Baptist Home.
Jack lived by the mantra that the word "can't" was not a word in his vocabulary. He always believed that if you put the thought in to it, every problem had a solution. Jack was employed by IBM from 1950- 1987 as a tool and dye engineer and enjoyed spending his vacation time at their home in Myrtle Beach.
Apart from his career at IBM, Jack had a passion for carpentry and built all three of the family homes in the Rhinebeck area.
In addition to Betty, Jack is survived by his children Jack and his wife Sheila of Castle Hayne, NC, Cheryl Johnston and her husband Frank St. Amand of Woodstock, Ga., and Fred and his wife Barbara of Rhinebeck, NY. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, his adored sidekick Boston terrier "stella", and ten other grand puppies. He was predeceased by his son, Joey, in 1970. Jack is also survived by his brother, Jim, of Elyria, Oh. as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by his siblings Joseph, John, Lulabelle, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Jerry, Fred, Bill and Charles, and cousin Albert.
Calling hours will be held at Dapson Chestney Funeral Home in Rhinebeck Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4pm-7pm.
Service at the Rhinebeck Cemetery Wednesday, March 24th at 11am.
Due to Covid-19/NYS Guidelines – masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be followed during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your visit brief. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
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