James Michael Woodruff
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James Michael Woodruff
  • July 2, 1965 - May 14, 2017
  • Chicago, Illinois

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Jamie "Woody" Woodruff, 51, died suddenly on Sunday, May 14th. He was the husband of Ruthie; loving father of Taylor; cherished son of Sheila and the late John Woodruff; loving brother of Jennifer (Mitch) Murphy, Lisa (Jim) Challenger and the late Johnny Woodruff; fond uncle to Robert Watson, Henry Silverberg and the late Sandi Woodruff. Step-father of Tia, Larry and Robert.
Jamie was a dedicated fan of all the major Chicago sports teams, and was thrilled to see his beloved Cubs win the World Series. He was loved by his family and many lifelong friends. His daughter Taylor was the light of his life and his proudest accomplishment. "Woody" was known for his witty humor, natural artistic talent, and passion for all things David Bowie. Many knew him from his days in the 1980's when he was a member of the Frisbee team the "Aces."
For those wanting to make a contribution, a GoFundMe in the name of "Taylor Woodruff Educational Fund" has been established. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Info Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home 847-251-8200