Steven J. Wood
Newcomer Funeral Home - Akron
131 North Canton Road
Akron, OH
Steven J. Wood, 60, passed away at home peacefully with his family on January 2, 2020. Steve was born in Akron, OH. He graduated from Tallmadge High School in 1978 as a member of the baseball and basketball teams. Steve began his career as a volunteer firefighter with Tallmadge Fire Department in 1979. He worked full time at Stow Fire Department for 29 years, and part time with Tallmadge Fire Department for 36 years. During his time with both Fire Departments, he was a member of the HAZMAT team and active in the Firefighters Union. Steve is survived by his two sons, Jacob and Cody (fiancee Tory), and his two step daughters, Brittany and Chelsey. He is also survived by his siblings, Judy Ripple, Tom Wood, Jan Divoky, and Sue Yeager. Steve's family will receive friends and loved ones on Sunday, January 5th at The Venue at 10 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge, OH 44278. Calling hours will be from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., followed by The Last Alarm performed by both Tallmadge and Stow Fire Departments at 3:30 p.m. Food and cash bar will be available from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., to celebrate Steve's life. In appreciation of all the present and retired Stow and Tallmadge Firefighters who generously spent their time with Steve during his battle with cancer, instead of flowers, please make a donation to the IAFF Local 1662, c/o Stow Fire Department, 3800 Darrow Road, Stow, OH 44224 or to the Tallmadge Part Time Firefighter Association, c/o Station 1, 85 West Overdale Drive, Tallmadge, OH 44278. The Wood Family expresses our gratitude to these compassionate, caring coworkers of Steve's. The family would also like to thank Cleveland Clinic Hospice for all their support.

Published by Akron Beacon Journal from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2020.
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Calling hours
1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.
The Venue
10 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge, OH
The Venue
10 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge, OH
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Newcomer Funeral Home - Akron
Sponsored by Akron Beacon Journal.
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Billy Binnie and the Binnie family would like to give their love and condolences to the Wood family
I lost a brother. There are only a handful of athletes that can understand our baseball accomplishments. My father collected the best of the best to play for a National championship. Steve was one of those athletes.

God bless you Woodie, Billy Binnie!
February 16, 2021
With sympathy to the Steve Wood Family. Steve was a friend and classmate. I am sure that his service to the community of Tallmadge and Stow is appreciated.
Dave Hoover
January 22, 2020
Woody, may you rest in eternal peace in God's love. Deepest sympathies to the entire Wood family.
Eddie Conroy
January 7, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wood family during this time of loss.

Tom Wyszynski
January 6, 2020
We are so sorry that your family has lost Steve and that our Tallmadge Fire Family and the Tallmadge Community have lost such a dedicated person serving to help and save others throughout his adult life.May you all find peace in your hearts knowing that he is no longer suffering. Rest in Peace Steve and you earned it with honor.
Prayers, Keith & Sandy Hengeli
Keith & Sandy Hengeli
January 6, 2020
R.i.p. my friend
Eric Sonntag
January 5, 2020
May you Rest in Peace old Friend! See you in the next chapter! Dave Ripley, Greenville SC.
January 5, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Newcomer Funeral Home
January 5, 2020
Our Prayers and thoughts go out to Woody's
Family and Friends. God bless and RIP!
Tami Kalbaugh
January 4, 2020
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