Giving back to Our Friend, Peter Woods
On January 9, 2021, after a short battle with Leukemia, we lost our dear friend Peter Woods. Peter was a loving and devoted husband to Sara and an amazing father to his girls: Anna & Olivia. This fundraiser has been established to help his family during this difficult time and to honor our friend and hero. Money raised will be used to help the family with the unplanned expenses from his death.
As the bedrock of his family, his friends, and most certainly the Hartsdale community, Peter always found ways to give back.
For 20 years he served as a New York City Police Sergeant and was one of the heroic first responders to rush to Ground Zero following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While he was left to deal with two autoimmune diseases—which later led to a kidney transplant—that didn’t stop Peter from continuing to give.
He was a long-time member of the Emerald Society; a past President and Treasurer of the Sacred Heart Parents Club; a former member of the Sacred Heart Parish Council; and he later became a Commissioner of the Hartsdale Fire Department. He was also one of the founding members of POPPA, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention of New York City Police Officers as well as the co-chair of the Westchester County 9/11 Related Illnesses Memorial development committee.
Still, it was the small acts that defined him as a true neighbor and friend. His smiling face was the first to volunteer to man the grill during Sacred Heart’s “Field Day” and he religiously helped with the school’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Our children loved this gentle giant whose smile was always there to greet them.
Please join us in giving back to an incredible man who gave so much of himself for the greater good. Donations will be used to support Sara and the girls during this difficult time.
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