Joseph W. Woods ’47

Joseph W. Woods ’47 died on January 1, 2012, in Los Altos, California.

He was born on April 8, 1926, in Cohassett, Mass. He was a James Bowdoin Scholar, winner of the FDR cup, and a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. His education was interrupted by service in the Navy Construction Battalions (Seabees) on Okinawa and in China during the closing days of World War II. He served to yeoman second class. After completing college, he joined the advertising agency of N. W. Ayers, where his Seabee experience landed him on the Caterpillar Tractor account. He later moved to Foote, Cone and Belding to work on the International Harvester account before accepting the position as publisher of Constructioneer, a regional publication serving the heavy construction industry. In 1969 he bought California Builder & Engineer magazine. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Benedict Woods; two daughters, Wendrea Woods How and Suzanne Woods Fisher; two sons, David and Thomas Woods; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was the brother of Edward F. Woods ’43 and Carlton M. Woods Jr. ’45.

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