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Forrest Wood

Forrest Harvey Wood

Sunday, August 26th, 1934 - Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Gansevoort and Bullhead City, AZ

Forrest Harvey Wood, 84, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 26, 1934, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Forrest Dow and Myrtle (Bussing) Wood.

Harvey graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1951 and completed an apprenticeship at General Electric. He also was in the United States Army Reserves for two years.

On June 11, 1960, Harvey married Helen Bell at Caldwell Presbyterian Church in Lake George.

Harvey retired in 1998 after 30 years of owning and operating his own business, Wood Tool Company in Fort Edward.

Harvey enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, metal detecting, going to the Saratoga Racino and to casinos in Laughlin, Nevada. He loved traveling with his wife to 48 of the 50 states.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Helen; his children, Duane Wood of Rexford, NY, Lisa Wood of South Glens Falls, Christine Wood Whorf and her husband, James of South Glens Falls, Gary Wood and his wife, Angela of Greenwich; his grandchildren, Kylie Wood Lang and her husband, Jason, Kelsey Wood and her fiancé, Michael Lyons, Kathryn Wood, Taylor Wood, Skyler Whorf and Tristan Wood; his great-granddaughter, Ava Lyons; his siblings, June Arnold and her husband, Frank, Rebecca Andrus, Bernard Wood and his wife, Brenda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11am on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen Andrews, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg, officiating.

Burial will follow the Funeral Service at Southside Cemetery, South Glens Falls.

Memorial donations in Harvey’s memory can be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kim Woodell and Kelli Foley from Community Hospice of Saratoga for all their care and compassion to Harvey.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    Address
    136 Main Street
    SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY 12803
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    Address
    136 Main Street
    SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY 12803
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Southside Cemetery
    Address
    Route 32 Town of Moreau
    South Glens Falls, NY 12803
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    Burial will follow the Funeral Service at Southside Cemetery, South Glens Falls.

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Donations are being accepted for: The Community Hospice of Saratoga.

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