On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, Arthur Adelbert Wood Jr., loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age 80. He was born in Belfast in the year 1940, the eldest of six siblings.

Arthur proudly served 22 years in the Navy, first as a machinist and later as a naval counselor senior chief petty officer. After receiving his honorable discharge in retirement, he began a new chapter in his life, earning his bachelor's degree from Maryville College and taking a position as business administrator for the MSAD 54 Skowhegan school system.

Arthur was an avid horseman who also enjoyed traveling, studying history and genealogy, spoiling his dogs and, most of all, spending time with his cherished family. He lived a life of honor, integrity and love. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his children and granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by this father, Arthur A. Wood; his mother, Theo (Gray) Wood; sisters Jean and Madelyn; and his beloved wife of 59 years, Carol Anne (Tuplin) Wood, who passed away just four months prior in July 2020.

He is survived by his two children, Margo Flanary and Arthur A. Wood III; daughter-in-law Gayle Gilberto and — his pride and joy — granddaughter Kathleen Flanary. He is also survived by Kathleen’s fiancé, Grant Murphy; his brothers, Gordon and Edward; his sister, Marilyn; as well as his brother- and sisters-in-law, Thelma, Linda and Richard; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside gathering in the spring to celebrate Arthur’s life. Charitable donations in Arthur’s memory can be sent to The American Civil Liberties Union, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or online at https://action.aclu.org/give/now.