Ralph T. Woodyatt Sr., 60 of Scranton, earned his wings on Friday, March 1, St. David’s Day, after a bravely fought several year battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife, Cathy Toole Woodyatt. Together they have celebrated 36 years of marriage.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Ralph P. and Doreen Layland Woodyatt. He was a 1976 graduate of West Scranton High School. Throughout his life, Ralph worked as a truck driver for Canada Dry/RC. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, Scranton and was proud of his Welsh heritage. Ralph was the ultimate sports fan, loving and supporting all levels of sports, from Little League through professional sports. His teams were the West Scranton Invaders, Penn State football, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, Boston Celtics and on and on. As a parent, coach and officer, along with his long-time friend, Wayne Thomas, was his love for fair, clean and competitive sports.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ralph and wife, Brittney and Bryan; his granddaughter Sienna, the joy of his life, along with his grandson, due in June; two sisters, Doreen Fazzi and husband, Vince and Elaine Pawloski and husband, Mark; a twin brother, Rich(Mindy Hill); three sisters-in-law, Mary Lisowski, Christine Derenick and Marge Chopyak and husband, Tony; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his buddy Griff.
Ralph's family would like to thank all the caring medical professionals who were part of his treatment and care during his illness, especially the staff of Hematology Oncology, NROC, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Dr. Mark Lyons.
Family and friends are invited to attend Ralph’s funeral service, which will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 10:00 am in the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor by the Pastor Gary Eaches, United Baptist Church, Scranton, officiating. Interment will follow in Abington Hills Cemetery, S. Abington Township. Family and Friends may call Monday, March 4th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ralph's memory, may be made to the United Baptist Church, 213 S. Main Ave., Scranton 18504