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    Sparta, NJ
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Heywood "Woody" Sommers 1949 - 2013

Heywood "Woody" Sommers

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A life well lived, and a loss to us and to the world in general. Woody was one of the good guys..... Personally, he was a reinforcing influence to my own still-uninformed idealism way back when in the newsroom of the mid-70s. Woody seemed an Old Soul even back then, given the depth of his insights and quickness of wit in drilling down to the essence of the thing at hand. His was one of the sharpest minds -- and searing wits (which made Woody a truly funny guy) -- I've had the privilege to encounter. It says everything about him, too, how he is so remembered here foremost for his devotion to his friends and family in his closest circle, and to this planet and its many forms of life in the wider scope. ... Condolences to Di and his family ... and let's all memorialize his life a bit more by staying, or getting back, in touch with those from yesteryear who made us better. That is, after all, what this passage we call life is all about...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Diane, Liz and Darthy: Marianne and I wish to express our deepest condolences on your loss. While I worked for Woody for several years, I really got know him on a more personal level in recent years when we would run into each other at the Stop & Shop. Woody was one of the 'good guys' and loved his family. So sorry that his retirement was so short. Our prayers are with you.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I'm so greatful,and dismayed at the support and condolences. Woody was a awesome incredible and compassionate soul. I wish he was here right nnow , but I'm glad he did not suffer for a long while...He loved his Family so much.Mom and Darthy were his world....and I'm so thankful and greatful they have the most caring neighbors and Family in the world....and Friends , he was true in himself, and his Loved ones, His good nature was easy to hang around and I never in my mind wanted him to suffer... He was Fun...and I thank him for his never ending encourage ment. I'm sorry heesz gonna miss his retirement. We were planning a family vacation this summer upcominnhg....Thank you for your sapport threw this emotional turmoil...Gratitude and Devotion is the streghth we could all butter our toast with....Thanks again and again threw these hard times...Bless your hearts...
Monday, February 11, 2013
Dianne, Elizabeth, Darthy, and the rest of the Sommers family: I am so sorry that Woody is no longer with us. I think of those Sunday nights often when he'd grace our kitchen table with his presence with Elizabeth in tow to play with the other children at our home. I know he'll be terribly missed by all of you. It's hard now and will be for some time, but at least he didn't suffer a long illness. You're in my prayers now and always. Grace and Peace.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Diane, Elizabeth, and Darthy: My prayers are with you now and always. Woody was a great father, grandfather, and friend. He will be sorely missed by all.
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