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John T. Woodring, 70 – Active in Tamaqua Area Social Clubs

john woodring obituary

john woodring obituary

John “Jack” T. Woodring, 70, of Tamaqua, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Bethlehem.

He was the husband of Alberta (nee Patrick) Woodring to whom he was married 51 years.

Born in Coaldale on August 15, 1950, Jack was a son of the late John “Whitey” and Fern (nee Schellhammer) Woodring.

A 1968 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he was employed at Ameteck Westchester Plastics, Nesquehoning, for 32 years.

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Jack currently was a bartender for the Tamaqua American Legion where he was a social member. He was a life member and past president of the American Hose Company, Tamaqua. Jack was a member of the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club in Lehighton; the West Penn Rod and Gun Club; and the Schuylkill County Notre Dame Club.

He was affiliated with Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. In addition to his wife, Alberta, he is survived by sons, John Woodring and his wife Regina of Gilbertsville, and Christopher Woodring of Idaho; granddaughters, Madisyn Woodring and Jordan Woodring; grandson, Zachary Woodring; siblings, Linda Yellets of Cape May, NJ, Ray Woodring and his companion, Debbie of Tamaqua, Robert “Bob” Woodring and his wife Irene of Hometown, Shelly Woodring of Tamaqua, and Jim Woodring of Houston, TX; and several nephews and nieces. Services are private at the convenience of the family.

In his memory, one may “Plant a Tree” through the funeral home website or make a donation to the American Hose Company #1, 39 Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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