We R One Remembers…
JUDY BOLTE LESHKO
Judy Leshko (Bolte), 55, of Carteret passed away Sunday August 28th at the Roosevelt Health Care Center, Edison. Born in Perth Amboy, Judy lived in Carteret for many years. She was currently employed by the Borough of Carteret as the borough secretary. She was the current administrative assistant for Carteret Mayor Daniel J. Reiman. She was the Carteret Democratic Chairwoman, Democratic Committee Woman, member of the Carteret Democratic Party, she was a secretary of the Carteret Redevelopment Agency, Carteret Elks, Carteret Zoning Board, she was a former member of the Carteret Board of Education and Carteret Library Board, administrator for the Mayor’s Children Charity Trust, a member of the American Cancer Foundation, St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Carteret and was the 2011 recipient of the Woman of the Year Award.
Judy is predeceased by her siblings George Bolte, Edward Bolte, and Bonnie
Bolte. She is survived by her loving husband of twenty six years John Leshko Sr., cherished son John “JJ” Leshko Jr. and his fiance Gimena of Carteret, a nephew Anthony Eaton and his wife Amy Mendoza, a sister Ruth Bolte, granddaughter Hailey Lynn Eaton, cousins Eric Bergery, Lysette Bergery, Joey Roldan, Janette Roldan and many cousins.
Judy was our guest of honor and recipient of our September 2010 Poker Run fundraising efforts. She was also a friend and supporter of “The Friends of Sgt. Eddie Ryan” and We R One.
Judy will be missed by all who knew her.
We R One Remembers…
SPC Michael D. Woods
SPC Michael D. Woods, 43, died Friday, November 11, 2011 in Shelbyville. He was a disabled combat Army veteran of the Gulf War and a founding member of the Embracing Truth Fellowship in Shelbyville. He was the leader of the Shelby County 4-H Horse Club and a volunteer firefighter for the Pine Grove Fire Department in St. Cloud, FL. He was co-author of the fictional novel.
The End of Days—The Warning. As a Gulf War veteran, he served from 1989-1993 in the 101st Airborne. Michael was very active in numerous veterans’ organizations such as American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Viet Nam Veterans of America, and Paralyzed Veterans of America. He was also a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former president of the National Gulf War Resource Center in Washington, D.C. from 2000-2004 and often gave testimony in front of the U.S.
Congress for the purpose of validating what came to be known as Gulf War Syndrome. He was a
veteran’s advocate for Rolling Thunder and for those involved in Enduring Freedom and Iraqi
Freedom. He marched for veteran’s rights from Florida to Washington, D.C., which was called The Last Patrol. He also helped developed a self-help guide for Gulf War veterans, a publication that later was the basis for a more encompassing self-help book for veterans. A lot of Michael’s mission around his being a veteran advocate involved giving of his time and effort in helping correct mistakes and providing the necessary groundwork for the benefit of current and future generations of veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica Doherty Woods of Shelbyville; his daughters, Danielle J. Woods and Megan Woods, both of Shelbyville; his sons, Christopher Michael Woods of Shelbyville and Dustin Michael Sigward of Washington, D.C.; his father, Kenneth Woods of Louisville; his mother, Linda Hunt (Bill) of Shelbyville; his brother, the Rev. Bobby Woods (Carrie) of Shelbyville; his sisters, Emily Stewart (John) of LaGrange and Valerie Shelton (Stanley) of Boston; his stepbrothers, Willie Hunt (Valerie) of Taylorsville, Robert Hunt of Dallas, TX, and Cole Hunt of Louisville; his stepsister, Nikki Hunt of Fernandina Beach, FL; his grandmother, Mary Berry of Louisville; 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Shannon Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Woods and Chaplain Major Bill Draper officiating. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial: Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.
Expressions of sympathy: Embracing Truth Fellowship or Michael’s Family’s Expenses.
We R One Remembers…
William H. Lande
Bill 'Derby ' Lande, We R One Volunteer and Vietnam Veteran died October 7, 2011. Bill always had a Joke or a story to tell. Avid Veteran activist, He is missed by all who knew him.