BELFAST – Roger M. Woodbury, passed away at his home in Belfast, Sunday, April 6, 2008. He was born April 19, 1913, in West Medford, Mass. He graduated from Medford (Mass.) High School, Class of 1932, and received his teaching certificate from Eastern State Normal School, Castine, in 1935. His bachelors and masters degrees were completed at Boston University with further graduate studies at both Harvard and Columbia Universities. In his youth, Roger was active in athletics. He coached intramural wrestling at Boston University and at a YMCA camp in Vermont. He also coached scholastic athletics during his career in education. In 1932, he was a semifinalist in the Eastern Regional Competition for the USA Olympic wrestling team. During World War II, Roger served as site administrator for local rationing programs, coordinator of local farm labor programs, and an air raid warden. He also worked evenings as a machinist in a defense plant, and served on the local price control committee. During this time, he served on editorial advisory board of the “Vocational Instructor’s School Shop Handbook.” Roger spent 32 years in public school education. His career included duties as a classroom teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. As an educator he served the communities of Pomfret, Conn., and Lynnfield, Haverhill, and Wellesley, Mass. He retired from public education in 1969. He was a prolific writer. His works were published in many national professional magazines and journals. In addition, he was co-founder of Massachusetts School Executives Association and was listed in “Who’s Who in American Education.” Among his other affiliations were Phi Delta Kappa, a national honorary educational fraternity, The National Education Association, and Massachusetts Teachers Association. Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Alice, moved to Belfast, where he enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening and book collecting. They also traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America. A member of First Church, Belfast, Roger served on numerous committees. He was chairman of 1978 Restoration Committee, and his leadership resulted in the receipt of a federal grant through Maine Historic Preservation Commission. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Alice Cushman; a daughter, Jean W. Isteero of Cairo, Egypt, and Baltimore; a son, Roger of Trenton; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, at First Church, Belfast. Those who wish may make donations in Roger’s memory to First Church, Library Fund, 8 Court St., Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.