Berton J. Wood

Wood, Berton J. PITTSTOWN Berton J. Wood, 68, died Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy with his family at his side. Born in Schenectady on December 5, 1943, Mr. Wood was raised in Watervliet and graduated from LaSalle Institute in Troy. Early in his career, he was an auto mechanic for Whitbeck Motors in Troy and ran a Gulf service station in North Greenbush. He later owned and operated W.B. Recreational Vehicles, Inc. in North Greenbush for over 20 years and then started Pro Clean Auto Detailing in North Greenbush which is now operated by his son, Bill. He loved auto racing and during the 1960's, he was involved in drag racing and later enjoyed going to the races with his son. He is the beloved husband of 43 years of Judy Baranowski Wood; devoted father of William B. (Rachel) Wood and Allison M. (John) Huston, both of Pittstown; proud grandfather of Alexa R. Wood, Isabella C. Huston and Ethan M. Wood; brother of the late Shirley Salisbury; brother-in-law of Elaine (late Dan) Lennon of Pittstown; uncle of Brenda and Susan Lennon, Lori Ruffinen and Robert Salisbury. The funeral will be Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 25th Street & 7th Avenue, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery, Maplewood. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Condolence book and directions at

Funeral Home

Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
(518) 273-3223

Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012