Earl H. Wood

SCARBOROUGH — Earl “Woody” H. Wood, 88, of Portland, died peacefully at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough on June 3, 2011.

Earl was born on June 13, 1923, in Cranston, R.I., the son of Henry Wood and Alice Fuller.

As a child age 12, Earl was put in the Civilian Conservation Crop in Connecticut. In 1941, Earl joined the Navy where he served on the USS Tarazed and the USS Abbot, earning six medals: The Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area, six stars, American Area Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, two stars and the European, African, Middle East Area Medal. Earl was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Irene, started a family and then began a long career at S.D. Warren as a pipe fitter. Earl retired in 1986.

Earl and Irene enjoy camping at Sebago Basin and Kokatosi for over 30 years.

After Earl lost his wife Irene, he and companion, Ruth Linsley spent winters in Florida and summers in Maine.

Earl belonged to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Stephen W. Manchester Post #62, Civilian Conservation Crops.
Earl was predeceased by wife, Irene L. Wood; his son, Richard Wood and companion Ruth Linsley; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Earl is survived by sons, Henry Wood of Raymond, George Wood of Texarkana, Texas and Michael Wood of Casco; and his sister, Estelle Popeck of Springfield, Mass.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Earl’s guestbook.

Donations in Earl’s memory may be made to: MEDCU, 380 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.

Please follow and like us: