Fred­er­ick R. Wood of Down­ing­town

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Fred­er­ick R. Wood, 90 years old, passed away on October 11, 2016 sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

He was the hus­band of Ethel H. Wood and shared 66 years of mar­riage.

Born in Coatesville, PA, to the late Fred L. Wood and Sara R. Wood.

He is sur­vived by his daugh­ters, Toni Wood Fritz, Terri S. Wood, sonin-law Wes­ley W. Fritz, and grand­son Tyler A. Fritz.

He was pre­ceded in death by his sis­ter Lola B. Swigart and a grand­son Brad Fritz.

He grad­u­ated from Coatesville High School in De­cem­ber 1943, mid­way through his se­nior year, as a 17-year-old young man, join­ing the mil­i­tary dur­ing WWII was al­lowed to grad­u­ate early. As a Marine, he par­tic­i­pated in the Third Fleet Op­er­a­tions against Ja­pan, the Ok­i­nawa Cam­paign, and in the Oc­cu­pa­tion of Kyushu, Ja­pan. Proudly, he fought for his love of home and coun­try.

Grad­u­at­ing with a busi­ness de­gree, he worked at Sonobond Cor­po­ra­tion for 35 years be­fore re­tir­ing.

Rel­a­tives and Friends are in­vited to his visi­ta­tion on Satur­day, October 15, 2016 from 10:0011:00 am at the Del­laVec­chia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Fu­neral Home, Inc., 410 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380, 610696-1181, www.Del­laFH. com; fol­lowed by his Me­mo­rial Ser­vice at 11:00 am.

A grave­side ser­vice will be pri­vate.

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