We honor the legacy of Dean Woodman ’46

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Dean Woodman ’46 passed away peacefully on December 19th, 2019, at the age of 91 with his wife Jane by his side. Dean (the fourth of five generations to attend Moses Brown) is the great-grandson of former headmaster Augustine Jones (Class of 1854). Woodman attributed his lifelong love of learning to his time at Moses Brown. “MB instilled in me a commitment to the pursuit of excellence,” he said.
He earned a degree from Amherst, served in the Naval Air Corps, and enjoyed a distinguished career as an investment banker, though perhaps his most meaningful investment was in his son Nick’s fledgling startup – GoPro. In 2013, the Woodmans made the largest gift in school history to create the Woodman Family Community & Performance Center and to support the total renovation of Walter Jones library (originally a gymnasium built ca. 1900 by Dean’s great grandfather, then head of school Augustine Jones). Please join us in holding Dean, Jane and their families in the Light of our care, support, and gratitude.