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Jeffrey W. Somers, Supervisor

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Richard Lee Wood

September 28, 1956 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 62)


            Richard Lee Wood, 62 of Altoona died Tuesday evening March 5, 2019 at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care.

            He was born September 28, 1956 in Altoona a son of the late Melvin O. and Verna E. (Reimer) Wood.

            Surviving are two brothers, Dan Wood (Carol) of Altoona; Randy Wood (Sharon) of New Jersey; two sisters, Mona Gottshall (Gib) of Altoona; Tina M. Irwin (Harry) of Bellwood; numerous extended family members; and his Skills of Central PA “family”.

            Mr. Wood was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona.

            He was a 1975 graduate of Altoona Area High School.

            Richard enjoyed cars and fishing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

            Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Saturday March 9, 2019 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Drew McCaffery officiating. Interment will be made at Fairview Cemetery, Altoona.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to Skills of Central Pennsylvania, 341 Science Park Road, State College, PA 16803.

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