Joseph Wooby

Obituary of Joseph Wooby

Joseph Adrian Woodby was born to Joseph and Beryl in Harlem, New York on December 11, 1947. Joseph was raised in Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School at 17 years of age, and attended Central State University. During his time at Central State, Joseph joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. At 17, Joseph also became an older brother to Patricia. Born and raised in New York City, Joe developed a strong drive to succeed and personal magnetism that attracted loved ones and friends alike. Joe had the unique ability to make everyone like him immediately, and made those he spoke with feel interesting, engaging and hugely entertaining. Joe enjoyed over 30 years in his professional career in sales. He was recognized many times over as a leading sales executive with companies such as Schlage Electronics and Westinghouse Security. After retirement, he focused on helping others achieve their full potential. This was demonstrated through a holistic approach to wellness and volunteerism. Joe became a licensed practitioner of personal training, yoga and meditation. He also became a member of the board of trustees of The Greater Donnelly Initiative, an organization that provided services and developmental opportunities for at-risk teens and young adults in Trenton. The Initiative served over 600 children over four years through gang resistance and youth enrichment programs. Joseph and his devoted wife, Sharon, a physician and Pharmaceutical executive, were married for 35 years. They were both master Reiki practitioners and enjoyed many endeavors over the years including world travel, a focus on health and wellness initiatives and giving back to the community. They were dedicated and loving parents in raising their family. Joseph is the proud father of four beautiful children, all of whom are accomplished in their own right. Joseph is survived by his wife Sharon, mother Beryl, aunt Mignon, sister Patricia, cousin Shirl, daughters Keisha, Najah, and Saarah, son Imhotep (Sherri), grandchildren Tahir, IJ, Noah, Alyne, and Sasha, sister-in-law Antoinette, mother-in-law Pauline, five nieces and two nephews. We love him and he will be missed.
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