Arnold C. Wood, 90

Arnold Wood

SOUTH CASCO — Arnold C. Wood, 90, known to friends as “Woody,” went to be with the Lord, and his beautiful wife, “Muriel Wood,” on Friday, April 13, 2018.

He was born in Presque Isle on Oct. 4, 1927, the son of Isiah and Iva (Thomas) Wood. In his early years, Woody would help his parents work the family farm in Presque Isle with his six brothers and four sisters. At a young age, Woody was gifted in music; he played several different instruments, of which his favorite piece was the violin in the orchestra. Woody moved down to southern Maine in the early 1940s and worked at the New England shipyard as a welder. He took pride in his welding and furthered his talents by entering the early years of World War II in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1947, at which time he returned and married his dearest friend, Muriel Ricker, from Falmouth. Together, they had five children.

Woody worked 36 years in automotive repair, fabrication and welding. He retired from Wahlco of Lewiston in 1992. He then continued working right up to 2017 with his son Marty, building a very successful business, Martin’s Propeller Repair.

Woody was an avid fisherman his whole life, tying all his own flies and having many brook trout and salmon visiting his side. He has traveled the state from top to bottom and East to West, pursuing his favorite pastime. Woody’s passion for the outdoors has truly relished his time with his family and friends. He always cherished every day and enjoyed sharing stories with others.

He was predeceased by his wife, Muriel R. Wood; a son, Steven Wood; and two daughters, Dale Wood and Sheri Wood.

He leaves his older brother, Richard (“Dick”) of Yarmouth; his youngest son, Martin T. Wood; his daughter, Diane M. Buckley; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

To sign Woody’s guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family, please visit: www.advantageportland.com

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his name to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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