James M. Woods
James M. Woods
James M. Woods, of Alexandria, Va., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, of a heart attack while at his home.
Born May 25, 1956, in San Francisco, to Bill and Betty Woods, Jim was raised in Sonoma, graduating from Sonoma Valley High School in 1974. Jim was an excellent student, receiving many awards for his intellect and athleticism. In 2011, Jim was inducted into Sonoma Valley High School’s Dragon Hall of Fame as an outstanding athlete.
Jim was the principal at James M. Woods Consulting LLC, specializing in real estate development, commercial and healthcare real estate and facility operations in the New York area. Jim’s career included the development of the first and only nursing home on the island of St. Thomas and the development and partner in the first stand-alone surgery center in New York state (Rome, N.Y.). Jim was the finance and development consultant from 1995 to 1999 for the financing, design and construction of the first of its kind traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center, a $50M project serving 280 residents in New York.
Jim was a consultant to the Ulster County Development Corporation in New York, Kingston Hospital and St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers. Jim was also proud of his initial work on the conceptual development of a proposed new hospital for New York City’s west village.
While vice president for facilities, real estate and business development at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Penn., Jim directed new business development efforts, and the execution of many joint venture, sale and acquisition transactions.
Jim’s most recent endeavor was as a consultant to the Children’s National Medical Center advising the senior leadership team.
Jim will be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother and uncle and an amazing friend to many – all with whom he shared his love, amazing knowledge, and his thoughtful observations on life.
Jim is survived by his wife, Rosemary Furfaro, of Alexandria Va.; his mother, Betty Woods, of Sonoma; sisters, Val Woods, of Santa Rosa and Robin Woods, of Sonoma; brothers, Keith Woods (Karen), of Sonoma, and Kevin Woods (Debi), of Port Angeles, Wash.; several nieces and nephews: Joshua Woods, Tyler Woods, Ryan Woods, Leanne Woods, Kristine O’Leary, Michelle Sigourney, Emily Furfaro, Mia Furfaro, R.J. O’Leary, Michael Santaro Jr. and Madison Santaro; and in-laws Marlene Sigourney, Vince Furfaro and Francis Furfaro.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, William Woods, of Sonoma.
A local memorial celebration will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to any of the following organizations, which were Jim’s favorites:
The Salvation Army – donations specially accepted by Jim’s personal friend, Lt. Colonel Division Commander Guy Klemanski. Make check to The Salvation Army. Write on memo line: “In Memory of James M. Woods” – Hurricane Sandy Victims. Send to the Salvation Army c/o Lt. Col. Klemanski, 120 West 14th St., New York, N.Y. 10011.
Heifer International. The Registry is under “Jim Woods” and/or use ID #JBRTYOKUOFUH. The following shortcut will bring you to the donation registry. https://secure1.heifer.org/webtexgiftregistry/index/searchRegistry/?msource=KK1C120066.