Ellwood "Woody" Comegys

August 10, 2019


Ellwood W. "Woody" Comegys passed away Saturday August 10, 2019 at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden at the age of 81. Born in Beverly, Woody remained a lifelong resident of Beverly and Edgewater Park. He was a member of the Army National Guard, serving for eight years. An outstanding baseball player, he was drafted as a pitcher by the Baltimore Orioles after graduating high school. He spent a year in the Phillies farm system, pitching and playing center field. After leaving the Phillies, Woody played in the Philadelphia Suburban League. He was retired from Public Service after working at the Mercer Generating Station for many years, where he was very active in the IBEW union serving as President of the Mercer local. He was an active member and past president of the Roma Club in Burlington. He was also an avid golfer and past member of the Burlington Country Club. He was predeceased by his mother Helen (nee Kling) Comegys, his brothers Clarence and Howard Comegys and his sister Ethel Comegys. Woody is survived by his loving wife Louise (nee Cafaro), his daughter and son in law Susan and Scott Cooper, his son and daughter in law Jeff and Rebecca (nee Platt) Comegys, his grandchildren Abigail Cooper, Harrison Cooper, Nicolette Comegys and Jason Comegys. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Chase Mutley. A visitation for Woody will be held Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington, NJ. A memorial mass will be celebrated 11am Friday August 16th in Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Joseph's R.C. Church 805 Warren St., Beverly. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to either the ASPCA PO Box 96929 Washington, DC 20090-6929 online at or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 online at would be appreciated by his family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to his family through #lifecelebrationbypage To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ellwood "Woody" Comegys please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details



AUG 15. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Page Funeral Home

302 E Union St

Burlington, NJ, 08016

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AUG 16. 11:00 AM (EDT)

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

805 Warren St

Beverly, NJ, 08010

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