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Robert McCarthy Woolf, a plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City for more than 30 years, died April 17, 1995 of cancer. He was 72.

Born September 12, 1922, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to DeVoe and Marjorie McCarthy Woolf. Married Dorothy Hansen on March 3, 1944, in Salt Lake City. He was a graduate of the University of Utah, where he also received his medical degree in 1946. He completed an internship at University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Following two years in the Army as a medical officer, he returned to Iowa for training in general surgery, and later was certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Duke University. Special interests included hand surgery, repair of cleft lips and palates, and training of residents.He served as president of the Salt Lake Surgical Society, medical staff president at LDS Hospital and a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Utah. He retired in 1986.

He was an avid competitor with a passion for tennis and golf. He also enjoyed his term as president of the Salt Lake Country Club. An outstanding virtue was his devotion to family.

Survivors include his wife, brothers and sisters: Mary W. Greene, St. George; Richard M. Woolf, Santa Monica, California; Margery W. Nichols, Salt Lake City; Charles M. Woolf, Tempe, Arizona; and Dr. John M. Woolf, Tucson, Arizona. He was preceded in death by a brother, DeVoe M. "Mack" Woolf. His sons are Dr. Robert H. Woolf, Lake Oswego, Oregon; Thomas H. Woolf, James H. Woolf and William D. Woolf, all Salt Lake City; He has six grandchildren: David, Cloe, Peter, Laura, Mason, and Tessa Woolf.

Funeral will be Friday at noon at the Federal Heights LDS Ward, 1300 E. Fairfax Rd. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East So. Temple. There will be no viewing prior to the funeral Friday. Burial will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Utah Youth Village, 5790 So. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, 84121.

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