Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 17, 2024 OBITUARIES John Charles Woods A longtime resident of Gilford, NH, passed away on May 6, 2024 at JML Nursing Center in Falmouth following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Kathryn Marie (Kinsley) Woods with whom he shared 50 wonderful years of marriage. John was born April 1, 1944 to the late Leon and Lennis (Pinkman) Woods in Winthrop, EDWARD PRANKER | FROM PAGE 4 Paul Kenworthy, seasonal park ranger at the Saugus to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisville, and later earned his Master of Business Administration at Plymouth State University. John had many careers over his lifetime, he owned a cleaning company for a time while living in Kentucky but worked as a Computer Software Project Manager and Consultant for several different companies for most of his career. John was a man of faith and MA. He was raised in Saugus, MA and spent summers at Lake Shore Park, NH. Following high school, he went on Iron Works National Historic Site, described the Pond now known as Prankers Pond, which once was much larger and stretched across to Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $175 per paper in-town per year or $225 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1973. When he wasn’t working, John took full advantage of living on the lake, spending many days boatwhat is now known as Route 1. The original pond on the site was built in the 1640’s for the Saugus Ironworks, torn down in the 1660’s, rebuilt in the 1770’s, and repaired and changed several times over the years. For a time in the early 20th century, it was the focal point of social life in Saugus, known as Lily Pond, where people canoed and fished in summer and skated in winter. There was a beach and a ballroom on its banks, and several businesses, including some ice houses and a mushroom growing facility. The dam was breached in 1956, and the much lower pond and surrounding area was preserved as a passive recreation area with the name Prankers Pond in 1976. ing and fishing. He loved taking his grandchildren out on the Lake in the family boat“R-boat III”. When not on the water, he was an avid gardener, planting both flowers and vegetables, and was a fantastic cook, often testing new recipes on his family. John loved music, he taught himself to play guitar and was a fantastic dancer. He was also a craftsman, enjoying restoring and refinishing antique furniture. More than anything, John is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. John is survived by his daughters, Kristen Couture and her husband Paul, of East Falmouth, MA, and Deborah Brown and her husband Matt, of Haverhill, MA; his sons Robert Woods and his wife Trish, of Ball Ground, GA, and David Woods and his wife Rebekah, of Concord, NH; his sister Karen Vautour, of Lynn, MA; his 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 5 grand-dogs; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. For online guestbook and directions please visit www. chapmanfuneral.com. Today the remnants of the pond that helped provide power for the mills is a peaceful place despite construction going on adjacent to it. (Photo courtesy of Laura Eisener) two pictures of jail? 10. What colors does asparagus come in? 1. May 17 is National Bike to Work Day; in the 1923 silent film “Our Hospitality,” what comic star briefly rode a bicycle predecessor called a hobbyhorse? 2. How many teams did Babe Ruth play for (1914– 1935)? 3. In what country is the temple complex of Angkor Wat? 4. What does the Latin “et al” mean? 5. On May 18, 1910, what celestial body passed close to earth and caused public panic? 6. What is the world’s largest continent? 7. What is an ampersand? 8. On May 19, 1884, what “Greatest Show on Earth” – started by brothers – opened in Baraboo, Wisc.? 9. What game board has 11. On May 20, 1926, what inventor said Americans prefer silent films over talkies? 12. Through what three countries does the Mekong River flow? 13. Who started the first female beauty contest: Bert Parks, ancient Greeks or Phineas T. Barnum? 14. On May 21, 1775, the Battle of Grape Island took place where in New England? 15. When is National Bike Month? 16. What was nicknamed “Boneshaker”? 17. On May 22, 1972, what country changed its name to Sri Lanka? 18. What fish (with the name of a bird in its name) changes color and sex? 19. What two months have names that can also be verbs? 20. May 23 is World Turtle Day; what royal fictional character said, “Have you seen the Mock Turtle yet?”? ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Buster Keaton Three: Boston Braves, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Cambodia “and others” Halley’s Comet Asia A plus sign Ringling Brothers Circus Monopoly 11. Thomas Edison 12. 13. 14. 17. Green, purple/pink and white China, Laos and Vietnam Phineas T. Barnum (in 1855; paying visitors to his museum voting on photos of contestants) Boston Harbor 15. May 16. The first bicycles (wrought-iron and wood) with pedals Ceylon 18. Parrotfish 19. March and May (marching and maying (celebrating May Day – poem title: “Corinna’s Going a-Maying”) 20. The Queen in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

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