STAMFORD, Conn. – Frank W. Woodtke, a lifelong Stamford resident, died on Oct. 7 at Stamford Hospital. He was 87.
He was born on June 9, 1925, to Paul and Gertrude Wasserlein Woodtke. He graduated from Bridgeport Engineering Institute, J.M. Wright Technical School and Yale & Towne Manufacturing Apprentice School.
Woodtke enlisted in the Naval Armed Guard, a division of the Navy, during World War II. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 501. He retired in 1987. Woodtke was also a Third Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. An avid golfer, he celebrated his first hole-in-one at the age of 82.
Woodtke was predeceased by his wife, Helen Troy.
He is survived by two sons, Frank T. (Christine) Woodtke, of Hudson, Fla., and Wayne P. (Margaret) Woodtke, of Vernon, Conn.; two daughters, Wendy S. (Anthony) Merola, of Carmel, N.Y., and Amybeth (Terrance) Breden, of Springhill, Fla.; his companion, Lorraine "Mimi" Troy, of Stamford; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and four sisters predeceased him.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory in Stamford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, at St. Mary's Church in Stamford. Burial will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.