1933 – 2016

LEWISTON — Walter L. Wood (aka Woody to family and friends), born June 17, 1933, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 26, with his family at his side.

Walter lived his whole life in Sabattus. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 1955 in Korea. He worked as a supervisor for various construction companies for 30 years building churches, hospitals and schools throughout the state of Maine. He was the director of the physical plant at Bates College from 1980 until he retired in 1996.

Walter was also an active member in his community. He was a member of the Webster Lodge 1641 as a Mason, the Kora Shrine and the American Legion. He served on the board of trustees for the Sabattus Sanitary District.

Walter enjoyed lawn and garden work, traveling, boating, reading, a good card game and helping his children in any capacity, including helping to build their homes.

Walter leaves behind his beloved wife, Joan MacVane Wood; his son, Keith and daughter-in-law, Florence Wood of Sabattus; his daughter, Karen and son-in-law, James Griffin, of Portland and Cliff Island; four grandchildren, Jennifer Langlois and husband, Dan, Justin Wood and wife, Shelby, all of Sabattus, Jessica Griffin of Paducah, Ky., and Dylan Griffin of Portland and Cliff Island; and four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Logan, Kaleb and Sydney, all of Sabattus. He also leaves behind his brother, James Wood; and his sisters, Ruth Wheeler, Judy Chateauvert, Julia Shnur and Joan Tancrel.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Iva Wood of Sabattus; and his two brothers, Frank Jr. (Dike) and Bruce Wood.

The family would like to thank the staff in the ICU at Central Maine Medical Center for being so kind in allowing friends and family to spend quality time together during Walter’s final hours.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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