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Samuel Sydney Woody Jr. ’31

Published in Jan. 27, 1999, issue

Sam died Sept. 17, 1998, in Abington Memorial Hospital in Jenkintown. He was 88. Although born in Philadelphia, Sam spent most of his life (excepting the years in educational institutions and the Navy) in Glenside, N.J.

Before Princeton, he attended Germantown Academy. He left Princeton at the end of his sophomore year. After losing a year, he entered Washington & Lee and earned an AB in 1932. Afterward, he earned an MA from Stonier Graduate School. From 1941-45 he served in the Navy. He then worked for the FDIC as a bank examiner from 1946-78, when he retired.

Sam was a member of the Glenside Lions Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, LuLu Temple Shrine, and Friendship-Williams Masonic Lodge No. 400 in Jenkintown.

His wife, Ester, predeceased him, and he is survived by his daughter Suzanne Bloore, three grandchildren, brother J.W. Austin, and a niece. The class extends its sympathy to the entire family.

The Class of 1931

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