Robert Wood

Born: Sun., Feb. 19, 1939
Died: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019


Private Interment

Location: South Harborcreek Cemetery


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Robert A. Wood
Robert A. Wood, age 79, of Harborcreek, passed
away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on February 19, 1939, to the late George
and Kathryn (Webster) Wood.
Robert was a lifelong resident
of Harborcreek Township and
graduated from Harbor Creek High
School, where he was active in FFA.
He was the owner and operator of
Wood Farms (Pennsylvania Century
Farms, established in 1882). Robert
spent his entire life as a dedicated,
hardworking farmer, growing
concord grapes and raising animals.
Robert was a member of the North
East Fruit Growers, where he formerly served as President.
He also served as a Director of the National
Grape Cooperative for several years. He was a member
of the Erie Power Squadron, where he formerly
served as Commander. Robert, together with his
beloved wife, Nancy, were members of the Concord
Steppers and Dancing Flames. He was also a caller
for round dancing. He loved his farm, especially his
tractors, both old and new. Robert’s prize possession
was his 1930 Model A, which won several local car
show awards. He cherished his time spent during the
winter months in Zephyrhills, Florida at the Southern
Charm RV Resort. Robert passed on to his children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the love of
family and farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 54
years, Nancy (Bemis) Wood; and brother, Gerald Wood.
Robert is survived by his brother, Bill Wood (Wilma)
of Florida; daughters, Carol Wood of Harborcreek,
Linda Erickson (James) of Harborcreek and Cindy
Wood of North East; son, Robert Wood Jr. (Jeanne) of
Harborcreek; grandchildren, John Erickson (Amy),
Jessica Wolfrom (Carl), Allyson McChesney (Sean),
and Megan Martin; and great-grandchildren, Logan,
Madison, Jordan, Paige, and Blaine; as well as family
friend, Jeremiah Pfadt.
Private funeral arrangements are being handled
by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake
Street, North East. Private interment will be held
at South Harborcreek Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to Harborcreek Historical Society, 5661 Buffalo
Road, Erie, PA 16510.
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Carolyn (Prindle) Wisniewski
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts are with all of you. I have so many fond memories of the Wood family, camping with the square dance groups.

Dick and Audrey Miller
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
To the Robert Wood Family, Please accept our condolences for your loss. We have so many pleasant memories of Bob and Nancy as members of the Concord Steppers and Dancing Flames. He was a great round dance caller and a friend to all.

Kathryn Posey
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family at this difficult time

Chalmers and Marie MacLeod
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
Our condolence to the family on the sudden passing of Bob. The visits to Boush Gardens. tractor show and Mexican Market and Sunday breakkfasts will always be in our memory.
Sincerely
Chalmers and Marie

Doug and Jody Loesel
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Rob and Jeanne: Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rob's father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the Wood family. Doug and Jody Loesel

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