Terrence J. Woods, 84, stationery salesman

Terrence J. Woods
Terrence J. Woods
Posted: January 12, 2014

Terrence J. Woods, 84, of Haddon Township, a salesman for his family's stationery supply firm in the 195os and 1960s, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at his home.

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Woods grew up near Third and Snyder Streets and graduated from Southeast Catholic High School in 1947.

He was an Army infantryman who served in combat during the Korea conflict, niece Patricia Zinsser said.

His brother, James, and two friends from military service in World War II had opened Philadelphia Stationery Co., which sold "everything from large office equipment down to pencil sharpeners," Zinsser said.

When he returned from his own military service, Mr. Woods joined the firm as a salesman.

But, she said, "he was an avid golfer," and in 1963 moved to Los Angeles to work for its recreation and parks department as a tee-time scheduler at its municipal golf courses.

In the late 1980s, he returned to South Jersey.

Besides Zinsser, Mr. Woods is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation was set from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, 901 Hopkins Rd., Haddonfield, before an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass there. Burial is to be private.

Donations may be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccannhealey.com.


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