Michael Edgar Woodrow
Michael Edgar Woodrow, of Hazlet, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was 77 years old. Michael emigrated from Limerick Ireland in 1958.That same year he entered the U.S. Army
, where he completed Special Forces Ranger Training. He worked for over 40 years for the U.S. Postal Service and in retirement enjoyed working security detail at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel. Michael was a proud son of Ireland passing along his faith, love of song and banter to his four children, Caroline of Wall Twp., Kimberly of Union Beach, Michael J, of Union Beach and Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow, Pastor of the Church of Saint John in Allentown, NJ. He is also survived by Marie J. Woodrow of Union Beach; his loving brother, Reginald Woodrow of Elizabeth; his sisters, Theresa Nix and Ena Yelverton of Ireland. He is predeceased by his parents, Sonny and Mary Woodrow, and siblings Eric, Thomas, Mae ,Lily ,Brieda and Wille.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at The Church of Saint John, 1282 Yardville - Allentown Road, Allentown. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Rev Brian Patrick Woodrow at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12 at The Church of Saint John. Committal will follow at Saint John Church Cemetery, Allentown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's name to The Church of Saint John, 1282 Yardville- Allentown Road, Allentown, NJ 08501, would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Reilly - Bonner Funeral Home, 801 D S., Belmar.