June 22, 1935-February 24, 2020
Edward (Ed) Michael Woodruff passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio, Texas, on February 24, 2020. He was born on June 22, 1935 in New York City to Elizabeth and John Woodruff. Ed married his best friend, Rose McKenna, in 1956, and along with their two young sons made their way to Austin, Texas. After graduating from the University Of Texas School Of Pharmacy, he moved his family to Laredo, Texas, where he opened his own pharmacy and enjoyed taking care of his many patients. Eventually, a new challenge presented itself and he joined the administration team at Mercy Hospital. He always felt grateful for the opportunity to work with the Sisters of Mercy and wonderful health professionals at the hospital.
Ed was a respected and very active member of the Laredo community. He spearheaded many United Way Campaigns and was selected to serve on several advisory boards. In addition, he was dedicated to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Parish Council Officer. One of his favorite activities was making and serving pancakes to parishioners as a member of the St. Patrick’s Men’s Club. Ed really loved living in Laredo because of the wonderful people that he met, worked with and served with. Laredo was also a great place to raise his four boys. Ed and Rose retired and moved to San Antonio in 2002 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. There they joined Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a wonderful Christian Community. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #15240, where he was very active, involved, and where one of his favorite activities with the Knights was serving at their annual Lenten Fish Fry.
Ed loved his family and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid University of Texas Longhorn fan and supported his Longhorns in good times and in bad. Ed went to the Lord on February 24, 2020 and is survived by Rose, his wife of 63 years and his children; Michael and his wife Kim, Edward and his wife Diana, Jimmy and his wife Terry, and David and his wife Shawna and his ten grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 N. 1604, San Antonio, TX, 78232. You may leave condolences to the family online at www.SunsetNorthFuneralHome.com.
To celebrate Edward’s life, the Holy Rosary will be recited at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Resurrection on March 14, 2020, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Private graveside services will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Charities meaningful to Ed include: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Mobile Loaves & Fishes Ministry and the Saint Vincent de Paul ministry.