Charles F. Woods

NILES — Charles F. Woods, 82, died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at his residence

He was born March 26, 1935, in Youngstown, the son of Buster and Josephine Baulo Woods.

Charles was employed as a group leader for 40 years at General Electric in Niles until retiring in 1992.

He was a member of AmVets #106 in Niles, VFW #2074 in Niles and The American Legion #737. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean War, serving on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier.

His wife, Joanne Ascione Woods, whom he married July 12, 1958, died Nov. 14, 2004.

He will be sadly missed by a son, Charles D. Woods of Niles; a daughter, Pamela (Mike) Sabol of Youngstown; a brother, Gerald (Sandy) Woods of Niles; three grandchildren, Salvatore Donadio, Laura Donadio (Vince) Biamonte and Michael Donadio; and two great-grandchildren, Devin Donadio and Luca Biamonte.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Woods.

Friends may call noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Rebecca Hudak officiating. Charles will be honored for his military service by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard immediately following the services at the funeral home.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Hospice House, Mercy Health and Visiting Nurses and Physicians for their kind and compassionate care.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can light a candle, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolence at

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