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Jerry Wood
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Jerry Roger Wood, 53, of Escalon died Monday, March 8, at Oak Valley Hospital.

Mr. Wood was a native of Palo Alto. He lived in Alameda County for over 45 years prior to moving to Escalon five years ago. He worked as a carpet installer for 30 years, last working at Don's Carpet. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed motorcycle racing and bowling. He was also a musician, music promoter and master negotiator.

He is survived by his wife, Michaele J. Wood of Escalon; children, Gary Wood of Castro Valley, Michael L. Wood of Maryland, Paula Chavez-Wilson of Livermore, and Juan Chavez of Medford, Oregon; sister, Donna Wood-Gimbel of Hayward; brothers, David N. Wood of Hayward, and Donald G. Wood of Benicia; mother and step-father, Bobbie Jo and Eliut Hernandez of Hayward; father, Donald W. Wood of Redding; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday, March 14 at the residence of Roxanne Catalono and Gerald Valerga in Stockton.

Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

March 17, 2004