Mr. Daniel J. Woodley, age 73, of Franklin Street, died Tuesday, at Samaritan Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10am with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Clayton American Legion Color Guard. There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will follow his committal service at the Clayton American Legion.
Dan was born December 28, 1941, in Hastings, PA., son of William and Anna Lenz Woodley. He attended Hastings High School.
On January 14, 1959, he entered the United States Marine Corp, retiring with an honorable discharge, July 31, 1978 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. While serving his career he worked in various jobs and attended many Marine schools. During his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal with four stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross.
On August 13, 1989 he married the former Linda Thibault in Clayton.
He managed Longways Truck Stop, retiring in 2004. At the time of his death he was employed by the Clayton American Legion.
Dan was a member of the American Legion Colon Couch Post 821. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, wood working and loved to spend time with his dogs.
Surviving besides his wife Linda are two sons, Keith (Diana) Radley of Pittsford, and Eric (Rachel) Moore of Watertown; five grandchildren, Nicole, Melissa, and Stephanie Radley of Pittsford, and Jacob and Emma Moore of Watertown; one brother Ronald of Clayton; one sister, Carol Kane, of PA; one sister-in-law, Camille Woodley of PA; one brother in law, William (Jackie) Thibault of Utica; nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Phillip and Jerry, both from Pennsylvania, died before him.
Donations can be made in his name to the Local Chapter of the Wounded Warriors Project.
The family would like to thank Dr. Grybowski for all his caring and support.