Delyghte Woodruff

Obituary of Delyghte H. Woodruff

MEDUSA – Delyghte H. Woodruff, age 90, passed away on Thursday November 14, 2019 at The Pines Nursing Home in Catskill. She was born in Medusa on September 11, 1929, daughter of the late Sanford G. and Welthea A. (Francis) Shaver. Delyghte was a life long member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Hiawatha Grange, Medusa United Church of Christ, Clark White American Legion Unit 589 Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the family historian. Delyghte was a graduate of Greenville Central Schools and a life long resident of Medusa. After graduating, Delyghte became a homemaker and loved taking care of her husband, animals, and beautiful home. She and her husband loved trips to the ocean, and bird and wildlife watching. They also loved their beautiful collies as well as her cats, strays and all. She loved collecting anything with lighthouses and cats. She was an avid reader, loved doing puzzles, watching court shows and westerns, and especially spending time with her family and friends. Delyghte was predeceased by her husband, Burtis Woodruff; her brothers, Gordon R. Shaver and Delwin C. Shaver, Sr.; as well as her nephew, Blaine G. Shaver, Sr.

            Surviving are her nephew, Delwin C. Shaver, Jr. of Schoharie; niece, Kayette Ferraioli (George) of Lakeland, FL; nephew, Doyle K. Shaver, Sr. (Melony) of Medusa; niece, Marla J. Shaver of Westerlo; niece, Zena B. Higgins (Anthony) of Medusa; as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday November 19th from 5 to 7pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville. Officers and members of Clark White American Legion Unit 589 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m.  She will then be privately cremated. A graveside service will be held on Saturday November 23rd at 10:30am at the Medusa Cemetery, CR 403, Medusa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Medusa United Church of Christ, c/o Katie Conroy, 955 Carter Bridge Rd, Greenville, NY 12083 or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204. Condolences can be posted at



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States

Graveside Service

10:30 am
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Medusa Cemetery
CR 403
Medusa, New York, United States
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