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Robert Wood

March 18, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WOOD, Robert L. "Bob," 68, of Wheeling, W.Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 16, 2013 after a courageous battle with pleural mesothelioma. He was born December 11, 1944, in Wheeling, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Shafer Wood.

Surviving are his loving wife and soul mate, Candi Miller Wood; beloved children Michelle Wood Ilovar (Doug), Kelly Wood Gaudio (Paul) and Thomas Wood (Lisa); grandchildren Chris Gaudio, Noah Ilovar, Katie Wood and Brea Delbert; sisters, Nancy Plants and Mary Lou Hardman; a brother, Thomas Wood; nieces, nephews and many friends and his faithful dogs; Max, Lilly and Angel.

Bob lived life to its fullest and his infectious laughter will be missed by all. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966 at a ship fitter on the Willis A. Lee DL4. Upon leaving the Navy he became a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitter Local #83 in Wheeling, retiring in 2007. Bob was a born again Christian and a member of Middle Grave Creek Church of God, Moundsville, W.Va.

As per Bob's request there will be no visitation and interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Grave Creek Church of God, building fund, 3185 Middle Grave Creek Road, Moundsville, W.Va. 26041.

The family wishes to thank the many friends who helped us so much, both physically and held us up in prayer. Also Valley Hospice, Liza's Place and Bob's doctors, it was deeply appreciated.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003. On-line condolences may expressed to the family at

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