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From Natalie
Oct 13, 2022

Sent from Natalie Helen McLain

James Lewis Woodward Sr., age 81 passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland. Born in Rappahannock, Virginia, he was the son of the late Charles Henry Woodward and Mable Nicholson. James was a family man who made sure his family always knew that he loved and cared for them. James worked as a stagehand and was a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 22 in Washington DC, where he met many wonderful people and made lifelong friends during his time at the J.F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is survived by his loving wife and childhood sweetheart of 64 years, Bette Jane Woodward. Two daughters, Natalie Helen McLain and Kimberly Anne Burick, his sister Betty Arstino (John), four grandchildren, Madison Nichole McLain, Wesley Elliott McLain Jr., Nicole Marie Burick, Shannon Ashley Burick, and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Jade Burick and Eli Andrew Dillard. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his brother Robert “Bobby” Woodward and his three sisters Anne Fletcher, Lyndall “Jackie” Jenkins, and Mertle Fletcher.     

                                                                                                      Make sure if you’re in a bar, have one for good old Jim.

IATSE Local 22
1810 Hamlin St. NE
Washington, DC 20018

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