Bryan J. Woodward, 61, residing in South Bend, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He was born to Theodore J. and Barbara A. (Burkett) Woodward on November 21, 1958 in South Bend. Bryan graduated from Riley High School and remained a lifelong resident of the area.
Bryan was a proud carpenter who developed his skills after attending building trades classes at Riley High School. With the skills he learned he was able to build items ranging from houses to the smallest of trinkets. Bryan will be fondly remembered as the life of the party and loved everyone he met and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Bryan is survived by his mother Barbara Woodward, Diane Guzicki, and their children; Hannah (Jake Hess) Guzicki, and Garrett Woodward. He is also survived by Zelma Frye, and their children; Michael Woodward, Eric (Allison) Woodward, and Stuart (Cari Elmerick) Woodward, all of South Bend. Also surviving are his siblings; sisters, Linda (Mike) Clayton of Chesterton, IN, and Ellen (Gene) Gadacz of Lakeville, IN, brothers, Luke Woodward of Wyatt, IN and Robert Woodward of South Bend. Bryan is preceded in death by his father Theodore.
Services for Bryan will be held on Monday October 26, 2020 beginning at 1:00pm at Palmer Funeral Home – Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 11:00am until service time. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the Palmer Funeral Home website. Online condolences can be left for the Woodward family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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