Wood, Albert E. III DELMAR Albert E. Wood, III died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 after a short illness. Born in Utica, he was the son of Margaret Boehmer of Rexford and the late James A. Wood Sr. Albert grew up in Newport and was a graduate of West Canada Valley High School. He earned a master's degree in musicology from Indiana University at Bloomington. He worked for Farm Family Insurance Company in Glenmont for more than 25 years. Albert was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Albany. He pursued his lifelong love of music as a member of Albany Pro Musica and a former member of the Albany Mendelssohn Club. Albert also performed as an accompanist for various local artists and groups. Albert had a great love for the Adirondack mountains and was a charter member of the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Survivors include his wife Margaret (Yule) Wood; his daughter Anne K. Wood and his son Duncan J. Wood both of Averill Park; his siblings, Emily Wood Peters and her husband Gordon Peters of Rexford, Steven A. Wood and his wife Christine Shahin Wood and James A. Wood, Jr. and his wife Dawn Wood all of Newport. He is also survived by his aunt, Grace Knutson of Atlanta, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Albany, 362 State St., Albany on Friday March 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Albany, 362 State St., Albany, NY 12210 or the Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028. For online condolences, visit danielkeenanfuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from February 25 to February 28, 2012