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Clarence George (Buster) Woodley, 87, of 119 Iron Run Rd., St. Marys, died on June 30, 2011 in Munson Regional Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.
He was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Kersey, son of the late Clarence W. and Clara Anderson Woodley.
On Nov. 25, 1949, in Ridgway Presbyterian Church, he was married to his loving wife, Charlotte N. Rueger Woodley, who survives.
He graduated from Kersey High School, Class of 1942, and from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as attending Duquesne School of Law.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe in the Third Army under General Patton. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit citation, as well as other unit citations and medals. He received five battle stars for participation in the campaigns of Normandy, Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, Campaign Rhineland and Central Europe Campaign.
He retired after owning and operating an insurance business for 34 years.
He was a member and elder of Shiloh Presbyterian Church and a life member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association.
His Masonic affiliations included being a 50-year member of the Elk Lodge 379 F and AM, a 50-year member of Coudersport Consistory and life member of the Syria Temple Shrine in Pittsburgh.
He enjoyed his family, interacting with people, walking, hunting, fishing, his yard and traveling, which he did extensively.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dr. Christopher C. Woodley and his wife Linda; three grandchildren, Briar and Glenn Woodley and Holly Woodley Shane; a sister, Elizabeth L. (Betty) Wildfire; and two nephews, Richard and Ronald Wildfire.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Geoffrey R. Woodley, who was accidentally killed in 2008.
A memorial service for C.G. Woodley will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church on Washington Street, St. Marys.
There will be no visitation.