Harold E. Wood

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1937
Died: Fri., Mar. 27, 2020

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Harold E. Wood, 82, of Kirschnerville Road; Croghan, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Friday, March 27, 2020 where he was under the care of Hospice and in the company of his family.

Harold was born June 13, 1937 in New Bremen, a son of the late Earl W. and Marion (Moshier) Wood. He attended Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan. On September 17, 1966, Harold was united in marriage to Ada L. Stinson at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan; with Rev. Anthony Moore, officiating. Following school, Mr. Wood worked a short time for the Croghan Cheese Factory and Hoffman and Dudo Cheese Plant in Lowville.

A veteran, Harold entered the US Navy in December of 1956, and served until his honorable discharge in December of 1962. From June of 1963, until January of 1969, he was employed by AMF Bowling Products in Lowville, after which, he went to work for Latex Fibre Products, Inc., in Beaver Falls, until January of 1999, when he retired.

Mr. Wood was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan. He was a member of the Beaver River Memorial Post 1663 American Legion in Croghan and the Long Pond Snow Sled Club. He particularly enjoyed wood working, especially building birdhouses, camping, listening to Kenny Youngs and spending time with his grandson.

Harold is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ada of Croghan; a son, Harold E. (Judy) Wood Jr. of Castorland; grandson, Benjamin Wood of Castorland; four brothers, Donald Wood of Sacketts Harbor; David Wood of Hamlet, NC; Wesley Wood of Norfolk, VA and Allen J.  Wood of Croghan; three sisters, Dolores (Bobby) Cowart of Dunnellon, FL; Mary (Jay) Earles of Oswego and Jean (William) Cirbus of Pennelville, NY; a brother-in-law, Howard Rhodes of Syracuse; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Harold is predeceased by a sister, Joyce Rhodes.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department or to St. Stephen’s Church.

In accordance with guidelines set forth by the state, services will be held privately, with family. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, during this time.

Memories and condolences are encouraged and may be shared with the family online at www.scanlonfuneral.com. Arrangements for Mr. Harold E. Wood are under the care of the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.

Charitable donations may be made in Harold's memory to the following organizations:

Croghan Fire Department
6860 Fire Hall Street; Croghan, New York 13327

St. Stephen's Church Restoration Fund
9748 Main St, Croghan, NY 13327
Tel: (315) 346-6958

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Loren, Shannon & Hunter Waldron
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Ada, Harold, Judy and Ben,

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, may God wrap you in his arms and comfort you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Loren, Shannon and Hunter

Sang Mahar
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Ada,Harold and Judy,Ben, So very sorry to hear of Harolds passing. He was such a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. Camp won’t be the same. I have many good memories of A loop dinners and sitting around the fire that will always be with me. Thinking of you all and sending prayers.

Christie Kottcamp
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Tom Austin and Christie are very sorry for your loss, Ada Judy Ben and Harold Jr. Very sorry we can not be there. U are in our thoughts.

Norma Anderson
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Ada, I was so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. We had a lot of good times the 4 of us. Please except my condolences.

Don and Valerie Getman
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Remember him being at Happy Hollow when we were there Camping. He was always a very nice guy. He will be deeply missed.
We will keep your family in prayer at this difficult time.

Tim Virkler
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Ada and family: Condolences on Harold's passing, and I will remember him as a kind and helpful neighbor whose clam chowder was always my first stop at our neighborhood parties. My parents also asked me to add their condolences to this message, as they both have many fond memories of Harold as well.

Jackie Swift
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Ada, Allen and the whole family.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Harold was a kind gentleman, and it was a pleasure to work
with him in Family Care. He will be greatly missed.
So very sorry for your loss. Sincerely,
Jackie and the Family Care CNYDDDSO Staff

Mary and Allen Wahl
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
Ada, Harold, Judy and all the brothers and sisters.
We as kids spent every weekend together, either at our house or at yours, we have lots of good memories. You surely will be missed. I so wish we could all be together, but not now, if you have anything later please let us know. I know you need family now, we are thinking of you’s. Mary and Allen

Carolyn Virkler
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
Ada & family, May God be with you now and in the future. I think of all of the potatoes he peeled, and what a blessing you both have been to the Auxiliary & me!! Prayers to you at this time!

Kris and John Horning
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
Ada and family,
So sad to hear about Harold. He will be missed by his family and friends forever.

robert bramhall
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
Dear Ada and family,
Sad to get this news. The Woods family was part of growing up in Croghan. Harold was a very nice man and was a giving man to his community. May the memories of the good times bring you comfort. Pat & Butch

David and Diane Wood
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
We are so sorry we can’t be there with our family. David and I have been talking about our memories of Harold including David’s one and only double date with Harold and Ada and how Harold teased me about David changing his mind about getting married on the way home from the airport when he never arrived. He did like to tease. We are thinking of all of you and love you all.

jim and anna seymour
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
so sorry to hear this. R.I.P. Harold.

Lenna Purcell Schack
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
Ada and family, Although I haven't seen you in many years, I wanted to extend my sympathy and prayers to all of you. May your husband be surrounded forever by the everlasting love of God.

Lola Yousey
   Posted Tue March 31, 2020

So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Mom, Jesse & I loved having you and your family as our neighbors. You are great people! I will pray for you all.

Doris A Wood
   Posted Wed April 01, 2020
Oh my God. May he rest in peace in the arms of the angels. Ada, Harold, Judy, everyone....I am so sorry for your loss. Know that he will live on in our memories and we will smile when we remember his antics. I can't say how sorry I am. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe. Doris...for the whole Casselman clan here in southern Ontario.

Tim & Pam Clement
   Posted Thu April 02, 2020
Our deepest condolences to you, your Mom and your family. We know how close you were to your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Matt Sienkiewicz
   Posted Fri April 10, 2020
Ada & Family, we were all so saddened to hear of Harold's passing, but wish to let you know we are praying for your comfort during these difficult times. It wasn't until I saw the obituary today, that I realized Harold served in the Navy - as did I. Even more interesting than that was that we were both 2nd class Machinists' Mate Petty Officers. Pretty cool - I salute you, Harold and pass on our love and sympathy to your family!

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