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Robert A. "Bob" Wooden
April 27, 1930 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Robert A. Wooden (Bob), a lifelong resident of Burlington, passed away peacefully, at his home in Burlington Township on October 4,2023 after a year-long battle with Mesothelioma. He was surrounded by family and his dog, Lily. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Ruperta Braun Wooden and his 3 brothers, Edward, Carl (Skip) and Kenneth. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Stella Wooden, his children, Shawn Wooden, Kathleen Parnell (Dan), and Patrick Wooden (Joyce); stepchildren Michael Webb, Lisa Boccardo; grandchildren, Alan Wooden (Jazlyne), Adam Wooden, Gabrielle Medina (Sabby), Tyler Wooden, Carley Warnock (Randy); step grandson John Corley and 9 great-grandchildren. Born in April,1930, Bob was a graduate of Burlington High School, class of 1948. After graduation, Bob enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served as a Boatswain’s Mate on the Fletcher-Class Destroyer USS Stoddard (DD 566) from 1950-54. After his service for our country, Bob was employed by Rohm & Haas until his retirement in 1988. Bob enjoyed fishing, woodworking, shooting pool and was a life-long Philadelphia sports fan. He was a die-hard Phillies fan since 1947 and followed his beloved Phils til the end. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling; from his annual ship’s reunion at various American ports to cruises, bus trips and tours all over the world. A viewing will be held at Page Funeral Home 302 East Union St., Burlington, Wednesday, October 11,2023 from 10AM to 12:00PM with a prayer service to follow. Interment will be at 2PM at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 online at donate.cancer.org, or Tunnel to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306, online at T2T.org. Forms are available at each website for mail-in donations.