He was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Denver, Colo. Woody prepared for Princeton at East Denver High School, where he was active in baseball and was a member of the Athletic Club and the Prom committees.
At Princeton he majored in English and was active in freshman baseball and boxing. Woody was in the Army in Europe during World War II and returned to Princeton to graduate in 1947. He lived in New York, Alaska, and Washington with his wife, Carol, who predeceased him.
Woody is survived by sons Woodford Jr. and Walter.