July 2, 2017
Born in Athens
Resided in Catskill, NY
Margo was born in Athens to the late Rosemary F. Byron, Esq. and Robert D. Byron. She was a 1972 graduate of Catskill High School and 1976 graduate of Williams College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in psychology and music.
Margo was married August 10, 1976, to David E. Woodin. She served for several years as an officer with the Greene County Probation Department. In 1986, she opened her own used book
business, Cattail Books and Collectibles, on Main Street in Catskill, which she ran successfully for many years before continuing it as a catalog business while devoting herself to motherhood and family life.
An accomplished and talented musician, Margo was a virtuoso in classical flute and piccolo, as well as on traditional Irish whistle. While in college she performed with the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown, Massachusetts as well as with various woodwind ensembles. Throughout her life she lent her talents generously to performance groups of every description. On June 18 of this year she performed with the Hearts Content Ensemble, of which she was cofounder, at a free public performance at the Cairo Public Library.
Margo loved animals, to the great and joyous benefit of the countless cats, dogs, horses
and assorted companion animals she nurtured. A warm and generous wife, mother, relative and friend, she brought comfort and joy to all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David E. Woodin, Esq. and their son Jonathan Andrew Byron-Woodin, also of Catskill. Margo was predeceased by her elder sister Wendy.
A memorial service celebrating Margo’s life will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Donations in memory of Margo may be made to Catskill Animal Sanctuary or Community Hospice.
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