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Dolgeville - Jesse R. Wood, 83 of Dolgeville passed away on Thursday May 16, 2019 at Little Falls Hospital.
He was born September 2, 1935 in Ilion, NY the son of the late Walter Charles and Marion (Clancey) Wood and was educated in Mohawk schools.
His marriage to Vera Ott took place on October 25, 1995 in Dolgeville, NY.
Jesse was last employed on various farms in the Mohawk Valley. Prior to that he was a long distance truck driver for Huyck Van Line Trucking in Ilion, NY and did construction for Talerico's Construction in Little Falls.
Jesse's life was centered around his loved ones, proving himself a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling and found much relaxation tractor trailer driving from coast to coast. In his younger years he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Vera; his children, Donna Wood of Ilion, Connie Shepherd and husband Lynn of Ilion and Joseph Martin and wife Rebecca of West Winfield, NY; a brother, Harley Earl Wood and wife Marsha of Frankfort; his step - children, Robert Johnson and wife Nancy of Fonda Carla Johnson of Gloversville, Faye Trinkle and husband Ed of Coxsackie, Beth Richards and husband Darrin of Mayfield, and Vera Johnson and husband Rich of Johnstown; many grand children, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including a special nephew, John Wood, his in-laws, Bruce Mundorff, Peggy VanVranken and husband John, Elmer Chase and wife Nadine and Helen Brower .
He was pre-deceased by his son, Jesse Wood, grandson, James Newkirk, his siblings, Walter Charles Wood, Willard Wood, Marge Angus, Mike Wood, Shirley Bulch, Edna Mundorff and Peggy Shafer, and a sister-in-law, Amelia Wood, and his canine companion, Cherokee Rose.
The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 East Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500. A celebration of Jesse's life will take place following the visitation at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please make all memorial contribution to either the Herkimer Humane Society, PO Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407 or to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.