Gratitude for kindness to late father

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To the Editor,

My father, Ellwood Ott, better known as Woody, passed away on July 16 after a brief stay in a nursing home.   Before his passing you may have noticed him walking around the streets of North Wildwood.   It was the one thing he still enjoyed at the ripe old age of 86: Walking.   He would be wearing his favorite blue jacket with his World War II veteran’s hat that he proudly wore. 

Sometimes during his travels he would end up too far from home and was given countless rides by many kind people on the island.  Thank you to all the friends and strangers who gave him a lift back to his home.   

I would also like to thank the employees at Avalon Bagel who would have his breakfast ready for him each morning, and the guys at Sam's Pizza who served him his lunch.    He always felt so welcomed.

On his travels, he often stopped at Dr. Robert Petrelli’s office to visit Ann and the doctor.  Thank you for your patience and compassion.  And to the people at Flip Flops who allowed him to sit and watch the Phillies games when he couldn’t get them on his TV. Your kindness was greatly appreciated. 

These wonderful people allowed my dad to be able to live in his own home as long as possible. 

And finally to the special young ladies, Jaleesa and Debbie, who cared for my dad at the nursing home.   Their love, patience, sense of humor, and compassion brought some happiness to him in the last few months of his life. 

Kay Weiser

Wildwood Crest

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