On Wednesday, November 18 2020, Arthur Adelbert Wood Jr., loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age eighty. He was born in Belfast, Maine in the year nineteen forty, the eldest of six siblings.
Arthur proudly served twenty-two years in the United States Navy, first as a machinist and later as a Naval Counselor Senior Chief Petty Officer. After receiving his honorable discharge in retirement, he began a new chapter in his life, earning his Bachelors of Arts degree from Maryville College and taking a position as Business Administrator for the MSAD 54 Skowhegan school system.
Arthur was an avid horseman who also enjoyed traveling, studying history & genealogy, spoiling his dogs and, most of all, spending time with his cherished family. He lived a life of honor, integrity and love. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his children and granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by this father, Arthur A. Wood, his mother, Theo (Gray) Wood, sisters Jean and Madelyn and his beloved wife of fifty nine years, Carol Anne (Tuplin) Wood, who passed away just four months prior in July 2020. He is survived by his two children Margo Flanary and Arthur A. Wood III, daughter-in-law, Gayle Gilberto and —his pride and joy—granddaughter, Kathleen Flanary. He is also survived by Kathleen’s fiancé, Grant Murphy, his brothers, Gordon and Edward, his sister, Marilyn, as well as his siblings-in-law, Thelma, Linda, Richard and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside gathering in the spring to celebrate Arthur’s life. Charitable donations in Arthur’s memory can be sent to The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 18th Floor New York NY 10004 or made online at https://action.aclu.org/give/now.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Arthur
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation of Maine