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Dr. Paul V. Woolley, III, 78, of Johnstown, PA died on November 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

He was born on October 19, 1939 to Paul V. Woolley, Jr. and Margaret Walker Woolley in Boston, MA.

His family moved to Detroit when his father became pediatrician-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He fell in love with the Detroit Tigers, roaming his open neighborhood of Pleasant Ridge, and train rides downtown. He developed a lifelong love of classical music and the piano.

Dr. Woolley attended The Cranbrook School, Cornell University and the University of Michigan. He did his residency at St. Luke's - Roosevelt, a teaching hospital of Columbia University. He completed a fellowship in molecular pharmacology in the laboratory of Kurt Kohn, a noted oncologist, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

In 1975, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University. He rose to full professor of medicine and pharmacology and, in 1983, chief of the Division of Medical Oncology at the Lombardi Cancer Center.

He moved from Georgetown to Johnstown in 1992 to become head of the Laurel Highlands Cancer Program. He loved the life he built in western Pennsylvania. He served on the board of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

Dr. Woolley is the proud parent of Catherine Woolley of Washington, D.C. and Kevin Woolley of Miami, FL. He is survived by his children and his brother, John C. Woolley.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 5 at 11:00 AM at Christ Church Georgetown, 3116 O Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. with the Reverend Timothy A.R. Cole officiating. Dr. Woolley's family would be deeply honored to have friends and colleagues join to give thanks for a life well lived.

Interment will follow at a later date at St. John's Church in Royal Oak, MI.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Paul V. Woolley, III M.D. to the Hematology/Oncology Clinical Research Fund at the University of Michigan. Gifts may be made on-line at http://victors.us/paulwoolley Gifts may also be made by calling (734) 764-6777 or checks to "University of Michigan", Medical Development, 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Published on November 30, 2017
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