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John Wood, Jr.

March 14, 1938 March 14, 2024
John Wood, Jr.
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Obituary for John Wood, Jr.

John Wood, Jr., 86 of Gettysburg passed peacefully on March 14, 2024 at the York Wellspan Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born March 14, 1938 in Baltimore, MD the son of the late John Wood and Aileene (Lewis) Wood.

Surviving John is his loving wife and lifelong partner, Brenda (Sanders) Wood; his children, Dawn Cook (Tim) of Aspers, John Wood, III (Mindi) of Biglerville, and Derek Wood (Jen) of Littlestown; his sister, Mary Carson (Don) of Gerrardstown, WV; his nine grandchildren, Robbie, Sheena, Sierra, Kinsey, Daniel, Elijah, Andrew, Heidi, and Haylee; two step-grandchildren, Maggie and Katie; five great-grandchildren, Laylynn, Willow, Isaiah, Amelia, and Nora; and two step great-grandchildren, Constance and Brynleigh.

In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his brother, Harry Wood and sister-in-law Anna of Karthaus, PA.

John served in the United States Army in the 82nd airborne division (later the 101st). After serving in the Army, John generally worked within the automotive industry as owner/operator of his own business and as an Auto Appraiser for Prudential Insurance. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 0121 in Emmitsburg, MD.

Jon loved many hobbies, he was an avid reader, football (especially the Baltimore Ravens), NASCAR, camping and especially spending time and partying with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, 2PM at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA. A visitation period will precede the service beginning at 1PM where the family will receive friends. Interment will immediately follow the service at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Gettysburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local American Legion.

Online tributes and condolences are available at monahanfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

1:00 PM 4/6/2024 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/6/2024 2:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

6

Apr

2:00 PM 4/6/2024 2:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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