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Celebrating the life of

Stanley Ming Woo

July 30, 1949 - December 06, 2022

Stanley Ming Woo

Stanley Ming Woo, 73, of Savannah, GA, died peacefully on December 6, 2022, at Hospice of Savannah. 

Stan was born on July 30, 1949, to Harvey and Alma Garvin Woo in Savannah, GA.

Stan graduated from Armstrong State College with a degree in Biology.  He worked at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and as a research scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Stored Product Insects Research and Development Laboratory, both in Savannah, GA. Stan continued his career as the Quality Control Manager for Carson Products of Savannah (L’Oréal) until his retirement in 2003. After retirement, he enjoyed working in the archery department of the Bass Pro Shops in Savannah, GA.

A skilled outdoorsman and avid hobbyist, Stan was active in many groups. He held membership with the Savannah Ski and Adventure Club and served in a variety of leadership roles within the American Daylily Society, Georgia Daylily Society, and Savannah Daylily Society. After his retirement, Stan became a Master Gardener and took great joy in both growing and hybridizing daylilies. Stan was also an avid fisherman and hunter with one of his greatest loves being the thrill and challenge of bow hunting. He was a member of the Switzerland Bow Hunting Club in South Carolina. With all his many interests, Stan was generous in sharing his knowledge and loved teaching others through his experience.

Stan is survived by his wife and fellow adventurer of 40 years, Sheila Rahn Woo; two sisters: Angela Woo Sosdian (partner Bill Senseney) of Arlington, VA, and Linda Woo Dominy (Bill) of Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephews: Anna Sosdian of Costa Rica, Andrew Sosdian of Arlington, VA, Ellen Dominy of Atlanta, GA, and Meredith Loveland (Brad) of Charlotte, NC.

A service to celebrate Stan’s life will be held January 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Savannah, GA.  Receiving friends will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Savannah Botanical Gardens.

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Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God will comfort you during this difficult sad time.

- LeAnne Consos, Savannah, GA

Sheila, my heartfelt condolences on your loss of Stan. I remember so many fun and interesting times talking and him sharing his love of the day lilies. May his Memory Be Everlasting.

- Cathy Berry, Savannah, Ga

Dear Sheila, I am sad to learn of Stanley's passing. I first learned of Stan's brilliance and happy spirit as my SHS '66 classmate. I miss those happier times and miss your enthusiastic contributions to learning during my BOE years.You and Stan make lives and our world a better and happier place! May God continue to bless you, and all the Woo family. Sending love, Sandy Traub

- Sandy Traub, Rincon, GA

Dearest Sheila, we are saddened by the news of Stan's passing. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this most difficult time.

- Julie and Mike Estvander, savannah, GA

Sheila , Condolences to your families. Stan was a wonderfully smart , sweet and fun man. God has received a wonderful soul.

- Sherry and Ronnie Beebe, Savannah , Ga

Sheila and Family: I so enjoyed working with Stan at Carson Products. He was more than a co-worker, he was a friend. Prayers lifted for comfort and peace.

- Irma Larrimore, Savannah, Ga

Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about Stan. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Therese Shaffer, Thunderbolt , GA

Dear Sheila, I am so sorry to learn of Stan’s passing. I will continue to hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Brenda Knight Green

- Brenda Green, Murrayville , GA

Shelia, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord embrace you with His love and peace. May you be filled with God’s many blessings.

- Patty (Smith) Aiken, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing, Sheila. I pray God will bring comfort to you.

- Linda Fields, Pooler, GA

Stan was one of the most knowledgeable gardeners I've ever met. His gorgeous daylily creations touched me deeply, as they always reminded me of my mother's love for that particular flower. I enjoyed many a peaceful afternoon on the shores of his and Sheila's island home, and I'll cherish memories of his kindness, convivial nature and creativity. Peace and comfort to all his family.

- Cheryl Clemens, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Sheila, I am so sorry to learn of Stan's passing. Praying for you.

- Martha Burns Brown, Richmond Hill, GA

Sheila, thinking of you at this time ! May God’s Blessings give you peace & comfort at this time !

- Marie Cowart, Blue Ridge, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

Prayers for you & your family !

- Marie Cowart, Blue Ridge, Ga.

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending up prayers for you and your family.

- Marsha Flake Brown , Savannah , Georgia

Sheila, I’m so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. Praying for God’s comfort to you and family

- Sharon Crager Bethune, Garden City, Ga

Our Dearest Sheila, My family and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. We know that he was your true soulmate and that a piece of your heart is missing. Know that we hold dear memories of you and you are in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you as only He can do in the days ahead.

- Karen DeLoach Morgan, Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Dearest Sheila, I’m so sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. He was a dear, sweet man. May you be comforted by wonderful memories during these difficult times.

- Linda Smith, Marblehead, OH

Dear Sheila, I am so saddened to read of Stan’s passing and for your loss! To know Stan was to know great conversations, joy as he shared his love of plants and your beautiful yard, a gracious host, and his love for you! I don’t see a Grinch without happy thoughts of the two of you!!I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you so much love! Karen

- Karen Collins, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear about Stanley’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy & my prayers are with you & his family. May God put his arms around you & comfort you.

- Alicia & Richard Barrow, Tybee, Ga

Stan's was a life well lived and we all selfishly morn him. I am proud to have called such a wonderful, generous, gentleman a friend. we are all fortunate to have known him. Sheila, please call me for anything, anytime. Love to you, Pat Shows

- Patricia Shows (Pat), Savannah, GA

Sheila, we were so sad to hear of Stan’’s passing. We have such fond memories of times we shared with the two of you. Hold close the blessings of the life and love you shared.

- Dru & Keith Piersol, Pooler, Ga

Our hearts go out to Stanley’s family & friends. He was such an interesting, brilliant & kind young man in high school . We regret we did not cross paths in later years but he certainly is in & hearts and memories.

- Burnsed-geffen , Savannah, Ga

Our hearts go out to Stanley’s family & friends. He was such an interesting, brilliant & kind young man in high school . We regret we did not cross paths in later years but he certainly is in & hearts and memories.

- Burnsed-geffen , Savannah, Ga

Dr. Woo, we are terribly sorry to hear about Stan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

- Mike & Tara Proto, Pooler, GA

Dear Sheila, Angie,and Linda, We are so very sorry to hear of Stan's passing. We are holding you and all of your families in our prayers during this difficult time.

- Stacie Wong and Bob Johnson, Vidalia, GA

A candle has been lit!

Stan is now in the comfort of God's eternal love. We will miss him. Know you have our thoughts,prayers and friendship at this difficult time .

- Giny and Tony O'REILLY, Savannah, GA

Sheila, I am so sorry for you loss, I send hugs and prayers for strength, will be keeping you in my thoughts.

- Yvonne Smith, Savannah , Georgia

Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. Stan always had the kindest smile and was so genuine in his love of friends. I will remember fondly the times at your house learning about your flowers. He was so brilliant and passionate about the daylilies and other plants. Thanks for the memories. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Libby Miller, Savannah, GA

Sheila, on behalf of all of the Savannah High Class of '66, I'd like to express our profound sorrow and offer our condolences. He was truly an outstanding senior and his life after SHS reflected that. Please know that while we missed him at reunions, he was always loved by so many in our class.

- John Mamalakis, Savannah, GA

Sheila, our deepest condolences for your loss. We have such fond memories of your wonderful hospitality and the great stories Stan could tell.

- Gary and Lisa Hom, Savannah , GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shelia alone with your family. We are honored to have met Stan. Praying….

- Donna David Williams, Gainesville, Georgia

Shelia, so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

- Marsha Tolbert and Omelia Donahoo, Savannah, GA

Sheila, may God wrap His loving arms around you, protecting and consoling you in this trying time.

- Ann Buchanan, Fernandina Beach , FL

Dr. Woo Our sincere condolences to you for the passing of your husband. We pray you find peace during this most difficult time. Kaye Aikens and Family

- Mary Kaye, Pooler, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

Our hearts are heavy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

- Connie and Randy , Savannah , GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900