Donald Robert Rood

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Dec. 20, 2017

Donald Robert Rood, 85, of Nicholson, passed away at The Gardens of Tunkhannock on Dec. 20, 2017. He was married to Rachel Kenyon Schiavone.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1932, in South Gibson and he was the third of nine children. Donald's parents were the late Herbert Rood and Madeline Rood Strickland. He was raised in Lenoxville, and he attended Harford High School. He was a cook in the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea. Stone quarrying was in his blood from a young age. He quarried stone all his life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Larry Rood of Gibson, and David Schiavone of New Mexico; two sisters: Irene Harding and husband Richard of Apalachin, N.Y., and Nellie Stanton and husband Donald of Nicholson; and one brother Frank Rood and wife Linda of Nicholson; two step-daughters: Lenora Beichler and husband Alfred, and Lisa Huffsmith and husband Richard.

A memorial service was held at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Friday evening, Dec. 22, with Pastor Leslie Bullock of the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson officiating.

Interment private at the convenience of the family at the Nicholson Cemetery.


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Harding-Litwin Funeral Home
123 West Tioga
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-2294
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner on Dec. 27, 2017