In Memory

Tony Edward Woodworth - Class Of 1967

Tony Edward Woodworth

Tony Edward Woodworth, 69, died Nov. 20, 2018. He was born Jan. 4, 1949, in South Bend to the late Virgil and Edna Woodworth. On Aug. 5, 1972, he married Patricia Hums; after 44 years, she passed away April 17, 2017.
Tony worked as a dispatcher for trucking companies all of his life. Some of these companies included TMX, Saunders, Ryder and Triple Crown.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864, where he and his late wife were active in its 4th Degree Assembly 257.
Tony was a gentle man who, truly loved his wife, family and friends and cherished the many memories with them. Despite the fact Tony fought many medical illnesses, he found joy in some of life's simplest moments, such as his love for Notre Dame football and a great Irish win! Tony volunteered as a Notre Dame usher at the stadium for many years, guarding the tunnel where the players and coaches entered. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Among survivors are siblings James (Marlene) Woodworth of South Bend, Indiana, and Charlene (Robert) Nevil of Fernley, Nevada; children, Stephanie Woodworth of Decatur, Gina (fiance, Matt Melcher) Wenger of Decatur and Nicholas (Melissa) Woodworth of Ossian; grandchildren, Alyson, Keaton and Kaleb Wenger of Decatur, Ava Woodworth of Decatur, Colson Woodworth of Ossian; and a precious great-granddaughter, Kinsleigh Wenger of Decatur.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior to service from 9-10 a.m. in the St. Mary's Parish Hall. Officiating will be Fr. Dave Ruppert and burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 1:30 p.m. K of C 4th Degree Honor Guard will post from 2-4 p.m. We ask that you wear your Irish pride to the visitation and cheer for an Irish win against USC Saturday.
Preferred memorials may be made to the ACCF Angel Kidney Fund.
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03/15/2019 JFC