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Frederick P. Woodruff ’47

Published in Feb. 27, 2002, issue

Fred died Jan. 14, 2001, of a stroke. He was 75. He came to Princeton from Roselle Park HS in New Jersey. He entered Princeton in 1943 in the V-12 program and left in 1945 after completing a concentrated three-year premed program. He was then sent to Syracuse U., where he received his medical degree in 1949. Fred was recalled into naval service in 1951, and served in Japan and Okinawa during the Korean War.

He had a distinguished 43-year medical career as a radiologist at the Hunterdon Medical Center, where he founded the X-ray Technician School. For many years he was the director of radiology at the center. Under his leadership, radiology developed into a state-of-the-art imaging department. At one time, he was also on the faculty at Rutgers U. Medical School.

Fred was held in high esteem by his colleagues, one of whom wrote that he learned from Fred X-ray imaging, care of the sick, humanity, bioethics, morals, and leadership. He referred to Fred as "a doctor's doctor."

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carol, a son, Frederick Jr., a daughter, Gail Valdino, and two grandsons. To them all the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1947

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