Walter A. "Woody" Wood age 84 of Lincoln passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Emerson Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anne E. (Williams) Wood.
Born in Winthrop on December 8, 1927 he was the son of the late Orrin Chester and Hilve Viola (Borger) Wood.
Raised in Lincoln, Woody enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during WWII and served on the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37). He returned home and in 1951 enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the USS Yellowstone.
Woody lived in Lincoln most of his life and worked for his entire career at Boston Edison Utility Company in Maynard until his retirement.
He was an avid outdoorsman, spending time hunting, fishing, canoeing and camping. He loved to travel, especially to Maine, go sailing aboard a schooner and visit any place that he could enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that he loved so much. In his younger days he played hockey and baseball, and even tried out for the Boston Red Sox. He was the "All American guy" who loved his country and loved making friends all over the world. He lived life to it's fullest, with a smile upon his face, red rosy cheeks and a twinkle in his eye.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Hanson (who he always referred to as Princess) and her husband Michael and their children, Christopher, Kimmee, Kaylee and Tyler and great-grandson Dillon, and his son Robert Rock Ringer III, his wife Linda of Salisbury, NC and their children, Kristina, Andrea and great-grandchildren Trenton and Kayla.
His funeral service was held on Saturday, April 14 in the Concord Funeral Home, Concord. Rev. Bonnie Steinroeder officiated. Interment followed with U.S. Naval Military Honors in Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln.
Gifts in his name may be made to the Concord Elks Lodge #1479, 221 Baker Ave., Concord, MA 01742 or the Maynard Elks Lodge #1568, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard, MA 01754
Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord.
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