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William D. Wood, age 82, of North East, died on Monday, September 1, 2014, at home.

He was born on April 1, 1932, in Lighthouse, New York, to the late John Milton and Dorothy Phillips Wood.

Bill was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army combat unit.

He was formerly employed at North East Heat & Light, as a gas utility foreman, for 43 years, retiring in 2005.

Bill was a lifetime member of the North East VFW post 4789 and a ten year honorary member of North East Crescent Hose Co.

He was a charter board member of the North East Health Care Center, past treasurer of the North East Recreation Commission for 18 years, and was active in the North East Little League for ten years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John William Wood; sister, Marjorie Amalli; and brother, Donald Flatt.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Iva Jean Gregory Wood, whom he married August 25, 1956; daughters, Pamela Wood, of Lawrence Park, and Linda Gorske, of North East; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Private funeral arrangements are at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to Crescent Hose Co., P.O. Box 89, North East, PA 16428.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East.

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Published in the Erie Times-News from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2014
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