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John Elkins Hood

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John Elkins Hood

AGE: 85 • Toms River

John passed away on September 25, 2017, at Atlantic Coast Healthcare Center in Lakewood, N. J. The son of Emma and Harold Hood, John was born in Concord, N. H. on January 30, 1932, and graduated from Concord, High School in 1950. During his youth, he played the piano and excelled in the trombone while participating in the high school band. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he was a member of Sigma Beta Fraternity. Upon graduation in 1954, he entered the U.S. Army as an artillery officer. After his military service he attended the University of Denver, earning a Master's Degree. He spent his entire career in the transportation industry as an administrator with St. Johnsbury Trucking, General Foods, and finally as a civilian in the U.S. ArmyTransportation Service. He was preceded in death by his wives, Virginia Hood and Beverly Hood. He is survived by his son, Louis Hood, two brothers Albert (Jean) and Peter (Joan) and several nieces and nephews. Throughout his life he enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing, swimming, tennis, and especially taking cruises with Beverly. A graveside service will be scheduled later in Holliston, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Bullard Memorial Farm, c/o Phillip Audier, Treasurer, 275 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA 01864.

Arrangements handled by the DiCostanzo family owned, Lakewood Funeral Home, Howell.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 1, 2017
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