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Eldon Wood

Eldon E. Wood died from leukemia on Aug. 13. He was 89.

Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mr. Wood was born July 11, 1919, in Earl Grey, Canada. In the 1920’s his family moved to Croswell, Mich. He volunteered to serve in World War II and was decorated for his service in the invasion of Normandy. After the war he returned to Michigan and married Florence Cameron. Eldon was employed by General Electric and Ford and traveled with Florence for his work throughout the world.

Eldon and Florence retired in Nevada City in the 1970’s. Eldon worked at KVMR Radio in Nevada City as the Chief Engineer from 1978 to 1986. He was affectionately referred to as “Glue” because he kept the station together during its formative years.

Eldon enjoyed dogs, nature, photography, spending time with family and friends, military history, computers, and aviation. He loved living in Nevada City and enjoyed the quote “true luxury is living in your own private forest.”

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, and long time friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Florence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sammie’s Friends, 128 High Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or KVMR Radio, 401 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959.

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