WINCHENDON – Ivan G. “Skip” Wood, 78, of 334 Front Street, died peacefully Tuesday evening, September 28th in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.
He was born in Lancaster, NH on June 16, 1943, son of the late Ivan C. and Winonah (Balch) Wood and lived in Winchendon for most of his life. Skip was a 1963 graduate of Murdock High School.
Skip worked 17 years at the former National Seat Manufacturing. A member of Artisan Lodge of Masons, he was a former marshall, inside sentinel and custodian. An outdoor enthusiast, Skip enjoyed hunting, fishing as well as playing cribbage, his guitar, cooking and enjoying time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Skip entertained many friends and family by playing his harmonica. Skip was a member of the United Parish and had been a Sunday School teacher at the former First Baptist Church.
His wife of 56 years, June L. (Gauthier) Wood, died in 2018. He leaves his children Lee F. Wood and his wife Kim of Fitchburg, Gardner I. Wood and his wife Brandy of Winchendon, Ryan B. Wood and wife Becca of Winchendon, Crystal Wood of Gardner and Christina Moomaw and husband Brandon of Athol; brothers Larry Wood and wife Becky of Winchendon, Nathan Wood and wife Kelly of Winchendon and Roger K. Wood and his wife Kathy of AZ; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Skip was preceded in death by sons Darren C. Wood in 1999 and Casey Michael Wood, who died as an infant.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendoon. Services will be streamed and may be viewed at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1166493
Calling hours will precede the service from 1 to 2 P.M. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The United Parish, 39 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.