Alvah Woodbury (Woody) Sulloway, Jr., 73, of Morehead City, passed away at home on November 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Morehead City, on Monday, November 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. John B. Pollock, officiating.
Known by many as “Captain Hook,” Woody owned Hook Marine at Atlantic Beach and was also a marine surveyor and a cargo surveyor for many years. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 10, 1941 to Alvah Woodbury Sulloway, Sr. and Alison Green Sulloway. After serving in the United States Marine Corps at Cherry Point from 1959-1963, Woody decided to remain in North Carolina. In 1977, he fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming a pilot, and flew many hours as a private pilot for over 32 years. His love of flying and of his fellow man led him to the Civil Air Patrol. He was the Carteret County Squadron commander for a number of years and then held various positions on the staff of the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He served as the Wing Commander of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol from November 1997 to October 2001.
Woody is survived by his wife, Claudia Mahaney Sulloway; son and daughter-in-law, Frank Russell Sulloway and Jennifer Doty Sulloway; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Woodbury Sulloway Adams and Seth Taylor Adams; step-daughter, Christi Gill Fig, and step-daughter Amy Gill Warren and her husband, Randy Franklin Warren. Eight grandchildren affectionately called him “Grandwoody”: Samuel Woodbury Sulloway, Townsend Heckard Adams, Madelyn Woodbury Adams, Alexandra Kristine Fig, Mary Elizabeth Warren, Katherine Anne Warren, Emily Christine Warren, and Robert Michael Warren. Also surviving Woody are his three brothers, Lucien Price Sulloway, Frank Jones Sulloway, Stewart Estabrook Sulloway, and their families.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2005 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 or to Carteret County Humane Society, 853 Hibbs Road, Newport, NC 28570 or to the Alzheimer’s Association-Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.
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Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrema tory.com