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Patrick P. Wood, 61 – Cardinal Brennan Class of 1976

Patrick P. Wood, 61, Ringtown, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening at his residence

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Lavelle Wood. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah.

Pat was a 1976 graduate of the former Cardinal Brennan High School. After graduating, he served his apprenticeship with the Pipefitters/Steamfitters International Union. He worked as a pipefitter for the Local 524 in Scranton until his retirement.

Pat was an avid Notre Dame, Eagles, Phillies and Nascar fan. He enjoyed playing the PA Lottery, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in his garage, and detailing each and every one of their cars.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Wood and a nephew Joseph Wood Jr.

Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Gail Ketusky Wood, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage; his daughter, Dr. Jeanne M. Wood and her fiancé Caleb Vesnefskie, Kingston; his two sisters; Lynn and her husband Kevin Buchinsky, Ringtown and Anna and her husband Charles Shustack, Cape May, NJ; his two brothers: Donald and his wife Anne Wood, Allentown and Thomas Wood, Manville, NJ; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patrick’s name to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place  Memphis, TN 38105.

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