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Allen Monroe Wood
Allen Monroe Wood

April 21, 1944 - July 19, 2019
Born in Fort Monroe, VA
Resided in Branchville, New Jersey


Allen Monroe Wood, 75, of Branchville, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 19, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Born in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Allen was a lifelong resident of Branchville. He was a 1962 graduate of Newton High School and proudly served in the Army from June 11, 1969, to December 17, 1970, during the Vietnam Era. An instructor in the Automotive Division of Lincoln Technical in Union, Allen retired in 2011 after 20 years of service.

Active in Branchville Hose Company #1, Station 24, Allen was a third generation 40- year member, where he served as Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Foreman, Assistant Chief, and Chief; he was currently serving as President. Allen was also a member of the Sussex County Fire Police, having served as commissioner, was a life member of the State Firemen’s Association, and a life member of the Sussex County Firemen’s Association. Other memberships included the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, the Falcon Club of America, and American Legion Post 157 in Branchville.

His hobbies and interests included antique cars, motorcycles, and RV’s. Upon retirement, Allen spent his summers at the beach in Delaware and wintered in Florida.
He enjoyed doing anything mechanical, especially with wheels and motors.

The son of late Allen Murray and Mildred (Smith) Wood, Allen is survived by his wife, Doris Worthington Jones Wood; his three children, Allen Matthew Wood, Kristy Jones and Kimberly (Jones) Geddis; his three sisters, Barbara Stanton, Susan McCann, and Tracy Brundage; his six grandchildren, Brayden, Kayleigh, Lacey, Arik, Travis and Treasure Jo; as well as his nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newton, 54 High Street, Newton. Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville., with Firemen’s services at 8 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Branchville Hose Co. #1, PO Box 2425, Branchville, NJ 07826 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Newton
54 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
11:00 AM

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