Charles R. Wood, 98, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the Oaks Healthcare Center in West Caldwell.

A memorial service is planned for the spring of 2018.

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mr. Wood lived in Montclair for 45 years prior to moving to Crane’s Mill in 1998.

Mr. Wood has a bachelors of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College and worked at the Curtiss-Wright Propeller Division in Fairfield for 39 years, retiring as a project engineer in 1982.

He was a life member of the Dunworkin Club in Montclair, bowled for many years and enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Marion S. (nee Smith) Wood, his children, Judith Hontz  (Robert) and Charles R. Wood Jr. (Ellen Jean Heath), grandchildren, Erik Leaver (Allison); Melissa Colley (Christopher); C.R. Wood, III (Jennifer); Abigail Anderson (Marc), step-grandchildren, Catherine Hontz and Elizabeth Hontz Bell (Jeffrey) and great grandchildren Reilly and Logan Leaver, Emma and Lucas Coley, Charlotte and Adeline Wood, Anabel, Gwyneth and Fiona Anderson and one step-great grandchild, Lauren Pyrcz.

He was predeceased by his parents and step-grandson, Robert M. Hontz, III.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Samaritan Fund of Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07006 would be appreciated.

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