Derwood E “Woody” Rote, 82, New Smyrna Beach FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Woody was born May 18, 1929 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to the late Bessie and Stewart Rote. He lived in New Smyrna Beach since 1984.
He worked in Virginia as a Budget Analyst for the government and proudly served in the US Army in Korea. Woody enjoyed being with family, friends and his dog Scarlett. He also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, old movies, going to Little Theater and loved to cook.
He is survived by nephews Neal (Janice) Rote, Jr, Kevin (Leigh) Rote, neice Peggy Rote, nephews Keith (Brenda) Rote, Jr, Mark (Nan) Rote, Tom (Sandra) Rote, in-law Doris Rote, caregivers Jean Putnam and Bob Ayres and his beloved dog Scarlett. He was preceded in death by his sister Lois Bushman, brothers Neal, Jack, Keith and Donald Rote.
In keeping with Woody’s love of animals the family requests memorial donations be made to your local Humane Society or any animal rescue group of your choice.