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Local surveyor gets award ceremony unlike any other

August 4, 2009

By Andrew Dys, Columnist
adys@heradonline.com

Heraldonline.com: Almost all of the people who came into the hospice house Monday afternoon for an award ceremony had a sunburn. Work out in the sun your whole life, like Ed Woodward did and all these other surveyors do, your skin turns to leather.

This was an award ceremony unlike any other. There was no podium, no catered chicken dinner. The guest of honor couldn't even attend.

Because Rock Hill's Edward F. Woodward was in Room 2 at the hospice house. The 63-year-old, so good to so many in the surveying trade in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties for more than 40 years, has bone cancer. His wife, Joy, said he's been fighting it for a year and was moved not many days ago to Hospice & Community Care.

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