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William L. “Woody” Wood  

William L. “Woody” Wood

February 15, 1944 – April 20, 2015

Mr. William L. “Woody” Wood, age 71, of Delaware City, passed away surrounded by his loving family, at the Compassionate Care Hospice Unit at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington on April 20, 2015.

Mr. Wood was a native Delawarean, born in Lewes, DE on February 15, 1944 to the late Walter Lee Wood and Theresa Burnett Wood. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam. Mr. Wood had worked as an assistant operator at the VPI Mirrex Company in Delaware City and retired after many years of dedicated service. He was a hard worker and always enjoyed helping others. In his spare time he loved going to Delaware Park. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and a dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra VanHose. Mr. Wood is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Geraldine Lovett Wood; children, Marisa Wood, Walter Wood, and Keri Wood; brother, Harold VanDyke (Terry); grandchildren, Noah Williams, Samara Carter, Aryanna & Ryan Wood, and Hailey and Charli Reese; and his faithful four legged friend, “Puck”.

A Celebration of Life for Woody will be held 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Delaware City Fire Company Memorial Hall, 815 Fifth Street in Delaware City, where friends may visit with his family from 1:00 – 1:30 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital, 7th and Clayton Streets, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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  1. Dianne (Sturgeon) Leifheit, April 23, 2015

    Woody’s presence with us was such a fun time for Steve and me when he came by a couple times a week to just sit on the porch with us and cut up, talk about his kids, especially his grandkids. He had a laugh that made you laugh! I’ll always remember him and his laugh. We loved him and he loved us. May God comfort Gerry and his children and grandchildren with a peace that will pass all understanding. He will surely be missed. He acted like a tough cookie but inside he was a tender man. Rip…our special friend.

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  2. Denise Guy, April 25, 2015

    Gerri, you and your family have my deepest sympathy and may God comfort you all during this difficult time. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Denise Guy

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  3. Laura L Nost, April 27, 2015

    Gerri & family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers, and have our deepest smypathies..

    The Nost/Greenwell Family

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