Rodney R. Woodroe

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 May 2020 at 3:52 pm

Rodney R. “Skip” Woodroe, 66, of Medina, died May 21, 2020 in Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center following a long illness. He was born June 26, 1953 in Lockport to Ross and Suzann (Bigelow) Woodroe and was a lifetime resident of this area.

Skip worked for Fisher-Price for over 25 years and was a very social person who enjoyed telling a good story. He was a member of the Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club and the Medina Veterans Club, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Skip also enjoyed watching episodes of “The Golden Girls” and “Scooby-Doo.”

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Cora; his son, Joel Woodroe of Medina; brother, Jimmy Joe (Terry Lynn) Woodroe of Medina; sister, Cherri (Dana) Sharping of Medina; two grandchildren, Ashley and Hayden; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will no calling hours. Private services and interment in Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family, and a celebration of Skip’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Flight of Western New York, 100 Amherst Villa Road, Buffalo NY 14225.

Skip’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport. To share a special memory of Skip, please visit