Chief Woods, Portsmouth, Dead
Chief William F. Woods, of the Portsmouth, N. H., Fire Department, died suddenly on April 28. He was seized with a fatal heart attack while out in a boat fishing on Lake Winnepesaukee. He suffered a light heart attack about a year ago.
Funeral, services were held on Sunday afternoon. May 1, in the First Unitarian Church, Portsmouth. More than one hundred Chiefs attended, with representatives present from New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. A large detail of Portsmouth firemen acted as funeral escort and in the cortege there were two motor pumping engines loaded with flowers. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Jones, pastor of the church. The crowded edifice testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. There was a delegation present from the American Legion and representatives of all branches of the municipal government as well as scores of friends, relatives, and associates.
Chief Woods is survived by his widow, three brothers, and two sisters. He was a member of the New Hampshire Fire Chiefs’ Club and many other organizations.