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Cornelius Leroy Woodruff

Published August 12,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Woodruff, Cornelius Leroy (Woody) passed away quietly in his sleep on 08/12/2020. He was born December 18, 1922 in Burlington Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emma Frances and Darcy Roy Woodruff; 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and grandson Barry Woodruff.  Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth A. (LeDain) Woodruff, his son, Stephen Roy (Marilyn), daughter Tamara Frances Lowy (Leo), 3 grandchildren Sean Shubin (Tami), Sami Meier (Erik), Lee Woodruff and 2 great-grandchildren Hannah and Alex Shubin. Never one to be idle, he’s been employed since he was 15 years old. Highlights of his life include, WWII submarine veteran, Market Manager, Real Estate broker, Photographer and Mailman. In his retirement he found enjoyment driving a school bus. He was a member of the American Legion Post and VFW of Libertyville, also Hope E.P.C. church. You will be invited to a celebration of life ceremony in the future.

6 replies on “Cornelius Leroy Woodruff”

  1. Met Woody at Avalon Restaurant on Wednesday’s and enjoy talking about Submarines and Cowboys. He sure could dress up. So from one Vet to another, May your last Submarine ride be peaceful. I salute you my friend, until we meet again.

  2. Dear Ruth, prayers and my condolences to you and your family. I remember Woody and you coming to the nephrologist office. Woody would bring the staff flowers. I thought of you often once I moved to Las Vegas. May God bless and keep you.

  3. Dear Ruth and Tammy,
    Woody leaves me with many fond memories. He always had such a fun loving spirit. He will be missed by many. My love goes out to your family.

  4. Dear Tammy, Ruth and Leo and Sami,
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. Woody was one in a million! He always brightened the halls of Avon when he came to “help out”. No matter how long he lived it is never long enough. May he rest in peace. He is remembered fondly.

  5. When I was in 7&8 grade, Steve W. and l become friends, Mr. W. invited me on some of their famly cramping trip’s. I have known Steve’s mom and dad , (Woody&Ruth )almost all my life, thay are two of the finest people you could ever have the chance to meet. Thay treated me like l was also has son. This is a good man that will be missed

    1. OH WOW ! Your Chuck Porras! I’ve heard stories about you and my brother Steve. Thanks for the kind words.

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