Thomas L. Woods dies at age 73

Executive director of Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

August 03, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Thomas Leroy Woods, former executive director of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, died Thursday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 73.

Mr. Woods was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where he graduated in 1956 from Carrick High School.

After serving in the Army from 1956 to 1958, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 in journalism from the University of Florida.

Mr. Woods worked as a reporter for the Miami Herald before beginning his career in association management with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In 1971, he was named executive director of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, a position he held until retiring in 1992.

After retiring, he worked several years as a consultant in association management.

He had served on the boards of St. Joseph Medical Center and what is now Stevenson University. He volunteered at St. Vincent's Center in Timonium and with Junior Achievement.

Mr. Woods, who lived in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Baltimore County, was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Hunt Valley Golf Club, Hillendale Country Club and the Country Club of Maryland. He was also a member of the Towson Elks Club.

Mr. Woods was also a World War II history buff and had traveled extensively in Europe and Africa.

He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, 13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Julie D'Alessandro; two sons, Andrew L. Woods and Matthew P. Woods, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Leighe Anne Schreyer of York, Pa.; his mother, Ruth F. Woods of Cockeysville; and six grandchildren.

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