Jay Allen Wood died in his home on May 18, 2019 in Millersville, MD due to complications from
lung cancer. He was 74.
Jay was born on March 7, 1945 in Graham, NC to his late parents WJ Wood and Ella Ruth Wood.
He joined the US Air Force in 1967 and served for 20 years achieving the rank of Master
Sergeant. After Jay’s Air Force retirement in 1987, he settled in Maryland and worked in heating
and air conditioning project management for 30 years. Jay retired to Myrtle Beach, SC for about
5 years before deciding to move back to Maryland to be closer to his children and
grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf, meeting new people, and traveling.
Jay is survived by his wife of 34 years Irene; sons, Allen and Christian Wood; daughter, Jenna
Savino; brothers, Buck and Jeff Wood; and 4 grandchildren.
In lieu of a funeral, Jay requested a party to celebrate his life. This event will be held on
Saturday July 13, 2019 at 4:00pm at 70 Montvieu Court in Cockeysville, MD. In lieu of flowers,
please donate to the Cancer Research Institute. https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/jaywood