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William R. "Bill" Woods

July 4, 1930 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 87)

William R. “Bill” Woods, age 87, of Valencia, passed away on Thursday afternoon, May 10, 2018 at Paramount Senior Living in Adams Twp. with his family by his side.

Born in Sharpsburg, PA on July 4, 1930, he was the son of the late John Albert and Ruth Ida Brombach Woods.

Bill graduated from Hampton High School in 1949 and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956 with a Degree in Engineering.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

He was the Superintendent of Quality Control at Armco Steel Corp. in Ambridge and following his retirement there, he founded W.R. Woods Consulting for 15 years for the American Petroleum Institute, specializing in seamless pipe.

Active in the Valencia Community he had served the Borough for 25 years with council.  He was a life member of the Valencia Historical Society and was a founder and president of the North Hills Sports Car Club. 

He was the co-executive of the Helen Spaid Albig Trust Endowment of the Pittburgh Foundation, and as such was responsible for the financing, design and construction of the Helen Spaid Albig Adoption Center at the Butler County Humane Society.

Bill also was an A.F.S. host father to Stina Rytivaara from Finland in 1972-73.

Surviving are his daughter, Margaret “Maggi” Woods Crouthamel (David S.) of Valencia and a grandson, Daniel C. Crouthamel (Alexa) of Valencia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Carr Woods, who he married on June 15, 1962 and who died on July 20, 2013.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 5-7 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM to time of Service at 12:00 Noon. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 or Twinbrook Animal Hospital, Noah Fund, 1120 Pittsburgh Rd, Valencia, PA 16059. Directions and condolences are available at

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