Marshall N. Wood
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Marshall N. Wood, 92, husband of the late Joan (Holleran) Wood, died February 12, 2021. Marshall was born in Pittsfield, MA, the son of the late Dr. Marshall and Anne (Feeney) Wood. He was a 1947 graduate of Pittsfield High School and a 1954 graduate of Colgate University. He served his country in the United States Army, having received an honorable discharge in 1949, and went on to serve in the Army Reserves, receiving an honorable discharge as Captain. Marshall retired as a financial planner from Blair, Cutting, and Smith Insurance Agency, Inc. Previously, he was a manager of the local branch of Travelers Insurance Company for over 30 years. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center and Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee. He is survived by two sons, Stephen Wood (Nieves) of Madrid Spain, Richard Wood (Victoria) of Napa, CA; two daughters, Patricia Webler (Douglas) of Northborough, MA, Suzanne Minnick (Robert) of Greenwich, CT; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family. A private graveside service will be held in the Longmeadow Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108, or online at springfieldjcc.org/donate Forastiere Smith Family Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. forastierefuneralhome.com






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Published in The Republican from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
MARTY HAS BEEN A REAL PAL. HE WAS MY ROOMMATE AND FRATERNITY BROTHER AT COLGATE GRADUATING TOGETHER IN 1954, WE WERE DEKES TOGETHER AND HAVE STAYED IN TOUCH ALL THESE YEARS. MY SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY. SINCERELY, ART FOX

ARTHUR FOX
Classmate
February 18, 2021
Marty was a sharp, smart, good-natured old friend and I was sad to see that he has passed on. Although I hadn't talked to him in a number of years, I knew him through his late wife Joan, who many years ago taught school with my wife Fran. I also knew him through his son Steve, who I had skied with several times at Alta, Utah about 40 years ago. Time flies.

May his memory be a blessing for his entire family.

Allen Grosnick
Longmeadow, MA
Allen Grosnick
Friend
February 17, 2021
My heart hurts to learn of Marty’s passing. I was his pharmacist for as long as I can remember. He was so very generous, always remembering and celebrating birthdays with the pharmacy staff. He was always so cheerful and his visits to the pharmacy would make my day. I am so very sorry to all of his children and grandchildren. I want you all to know that your dad left a everlasting mark on my life. I will miss him very much.
Hillary Skinner
Friend
February 17, 2021
I will really miss Marty! I swam with him most every day at the JCC. Whenever he saw me coming into the pool, and if he was swimming in my favorite lane, he would tell me to get into "my lane" and he would go into another one! He was so thoughtful and selfless.
A wonderful man. He will be deeply missed.
My prayers go out to his family.
Lynne
Lynne Fuller
Friend
February 17, 2021
To the family.... I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I really enjoyed the days he would poke his head in my office to catch up and give me a hug! What a sweet man. The JCC will definitely miss him brightening up the halls. Please know he is remembered fondly and made an impact on all of us at ATI.
Kimberly Gross
Friend
February 16, 2021
So terribly sorry to learn of Marty's passing. Though I was in Steve's class, I got to know Marty through my dad at the JCC, about 15 years ago. My dad was recovering from a stroke, but had known Marty from the insurance business. I have since enjoyed my frequent chats with Marty about Steve and Spain, and democratic politics. As the past president of the JCC, I know for a fact that many of the staff depended on Marty's daily appearance, to lift their spirits. Please know that he will be sorely missed by many. He certainly made his mark, and lived his life well. May his memory be a blessing for all who loved him.
Betsy Bertuzzi
Friend
February 16, 2021
Stephen, I never met you or Patty. Richard, Sue and I went to LHS together. "Marty" was very kind and generous, what a pal he was. He was so proud of you guys. You sent countless and really cool ear plugs from Spain and he supplied me and his swimming crew often. I wore them today with a very heavy heart. I have been swimming laps beside you dad for over 30 years. I adored Sue and Rich back in the day and felt i knew you and Patty after the nice stories he shared about his family. Marty's memory will be a blessing for all of you. My Condolences.
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J.R. Chase
Friend
February 16, 2021
Stephen, Richard & Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Your dad had such a presence about him when he’d walk into a room. Always positive and always talking about what his kids were up to. He will truly be missed. Peace to you all.

Dave Appleman
Mystic, CT
David Appleman
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