Charles (Chuck) Woods passed away on April 30 in Hopkinton at an assisted living facility. He lived with frontal-temporal dementia for a number of years and finally succumbed to COVID-19. His death was peaceful and comfortable, thanks to his hospice workers.
Chuck lived with his wife Trish for 38 years in Stow. He grew up as an only child in Arizona, went to Pomona College in California, then came east to get a Ph.D. in physics at Harvard. He worked for 30 years for the Air Force Defense Research Lab at Hanscom Field, where he and his team got a number of awards for their achievements.
He and his wife enjoyed playing music together and initially met while playing in an orchestra in Cambridge. In his retirement he raised vegetables at the Stow Community Gardens and also raised some chickens at home.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Erin, and leaves his wife, Trish, and son, Kyle. He became a favorite with his caregivers at Golden Pond over the last three years. They loved his smile and good humor. They became family for him and were with him at the end.
Arrangements are with Callanan Cronin Funeral Home in Hopkinton. After cremation, there will be a private burial in the family plot at Brookside Cemetary in Stow.
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