Charles Alexander Woods ’58

Charles Alexander Woods '58

Charles Alexander Woods, MD, 85, passed away on December 28, 2022 in Concord, NH after a long illness. Born June 1, 1937 in Statesville, North Carolina, he was the only child of the late Winifred and Herbert Woods, of Greensboro, NC. Charlie grew up in Greensboro enjoying outdoor adventures in the mountains and at the coast of North Carolina fishing, swimming and camping. He was an Eagle Scout.

Charlie attended Davidson College, graduating in just three years before attending medical school at Duke University. His residency training started at Duke and continued at Yale New Haven and Bronx Municipal Hospitals.

He also served two years active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at Fort Monroe in Virginia.

A summer job at a resort in western Massachusetts brought with it romance and marriage to his wife Shirley, then a resort guest. They lived happily in Fairfield and Easton, CT for some 50 years. Charlie practiced pediatrics but always found time for community and church as vestry and senior warden at St. Timothy’s Church, with Citizens for Easton, and the Fairfield Beach Club.

Charlie retired to Weston, Vermont where he enjoyed fly fishing and the Weston Theater. He was also on the board of directors of the Mountain Valley Health Center in Londonderry, VT, and was a member of the Wantastiquet Trout Club and the Old Parish Church in Weston.

He was predeceased by his wife Shirley and is survived by his son Christopher and Clare Eckert of Plymouth, NH, son Jonathan and wife Rita and grandsons Alexander and Nathaniel of Bethesda, MD.