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  • Obit: Michael Donald Wood

  • Michael Donald Wood of Dover passed away at his home surrounded with love ones, Wednesday February 6, 2013 from cancer. He was 64.Michael was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to the late Donald M. and Florence M. Wood.He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and had been stationed in Bitberg, G...
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  • Michael Donald Wood of Dover passed away at his home surrounded with love ones, Wednesday February 6, 2013 from cancer. He was 64.
    Michael was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to the late Donald M. and Florence M. Wood.
    He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and had been stationed in Bitberg, Germany. He was a truck driver for over 40 years; he recently retired from D.M. Bowman, Inc. of Williamsport, MD. Michael had won 3 state championship truck safety rodeos and competed in National truck rodeos. He was an active member of the Felton-Viola Methodist Church of Felton and a member of the choir. Michael enjoyed trains, bird watching, Eagles football, wood working and traveling. He was most passionate about music and enjoyed attending live musical performances. Michael was a loving man who enjoyed being surrounded by his loving family and friends; he was dearly loved and will be truly missed. He loved camping and had been a Boy Scout leader. Michael was a lover of animals large and small and once cared for a baby lion. He especially loved his dog Ozzie of 14 years and his grand puppies, Loki and Zoe, Maggie and Dolly and his grand kitties, Luna, Scout, and Scrambles.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Magenta.
    He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Lorraine F. Wood of Dover; his sons, Graham M. Wood and his wife Mary, their children, his grandchildren whom Michael cherished, Rachel Katherine and Ryan Donald Wood of Eagle River, Alaska, Justin D. Wood and his girlfriend Molly Davis of Dover, Corey M. Collier and his wife Sherri of Dover, his daughter, Jessica L. Mills and her husband Richard of Dover; brother, Donald E. Wood and his wife Sheryl and their children, Libby and Chelsey of Solvang, CA; Graham and Justin's mother, Annie Walton of Dover and also numerous cousins and his two Aunts, Ruth and Jess Miller.
    Memorial services will be held 1pm Saturday February 16, 2013 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (rt.10), Dover. Friends may call from 11-1.
    In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way #205, New Castle, DE 19720.
    Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
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