WOODRUFF T. JOSLIN

Posted March 26, 2012, at 7:35 p.m.

MONROE – Woodruff T. Joslin, 96, passed away March 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Bridgeton, N.J., son of Woodruff T. and Reba (Humphries) Joslin.

Woodruff was a Seabee in the U.S. Navy who served in World War II assigned to the Pacific. He worked for many years as a truck mechanic for Kowalski Express, Millville, N.J. He and his wife, Rose, retired to Maine in the early 70s where he enjoyed spending time in the Maine woods. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who encouraged his New Jersey friends to come to Maine to experience these outdoor activities with him. Woodruff volunteered for Waldo County Transportation for a number of years, and was a lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Harley-Davidson Mileage Club.

He was predeceased by his parents; beloved wife, Rose; son, Dennis Joslin; two brothers, Maynard and Elwell Joslin; and one sister, Mavis Russell. Woodruff is survived by his loving daughter, Reba Ormsby of St. David, Ariz.; stepchildren, Rosemarie Walcutt of Carmel, John Sparacio of Glassboro, N.J., Richard Sparacio of Monroe, and Paul Sparacio of Glassboro, N.J.; sister, Flora Mae Markland of Missouri; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. April 28 at the Monroe Oddfellow’s building. Those who wish may make donations in Woodruff’s memory to Waldo County General Hospital, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

www.ripostafh.com.

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