Roger F. Wood, 97, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, August. 22, 2013, in Keystone Pointe in LaGrange after a short illness. He was born April 17, 1916 in Spencer, which his grandfather helped found. He lived between Spencer and Elyria all his life.
Mr. Wood was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Elyria. Mr. Wood worked at Pfaudler Mfg. for over 40 years, then owned and operated Arrow Marine Repair Service in Elyria for many years. He was very proud of his service with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and his many years with Boy Scout Troop #110 in Elyria. He helped many scouts with their boating merit badges. Mr. Wood enjoyed playing the character of "Scrooge" during the Christmas season at numerous schools and communities.
Roger is survived by one sister, Gracie (Robert) Adams of Columbus; and many friends throughout the area.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elise in 1988; infant son, Arthur, and son, Darrell in 1986; daughter, Elizabeth in 2005; his parents, Arthur and Gertrude Wood; and his faithful Boston Terrier companion, "Sammy".
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Penfield Twp. Hall, 41012 St. Rt. 18, at 1 P.M., for family and friends.
Arrangements were handled by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.