Obituary of Bud Wood
Milton Joseph Wood, age 80, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2018. Bud, as he was known by most, was the son of Army General Herferd Milton and Lucille Wood, born on November 16, 1938 in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Margaret Wood Stephenson and Doris Wood Oravis. He grew up in Ridgway, living in the Hyde Hotel owned and managed by his parents. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Bethany College, WV.
Bud married his beautiful bride, Janet Creighton on June 25,1960. He soon began working for Fairfax County Public Schools as a social studies teacher, working at Fairfax High School the majority of his career. He enjoyed being the freshman football coach for Fairfax the majority of his tenure. He was loved by the many students he taught and coached over the years. When Bud was not teaching he spent time managing the pool in Fairfax and Sterling Park for many years. Still managing to guide and influence students even over the summer. After retirement, he loved spending time at the Outer Banks with family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his wife,kids, grandkids and had been a beloved owner of a few dogs over the years.
Bud is survived by his wife Janet of Sterling, VA; 2 children: daughter, Sharon M. Brango, and her husband Nicholas Jr. (Skip) of Ashburn, VA; son, Michael J. Wood and his wife Cheryl of Potomac Falls, VA; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: Nichole Weirick and her husband David, anddaughter Reece of Malvern, PA; Bryant Picou of Unionville, IN; Kirk Picou and his wife Jessica, and daughter Delaney of Harpers Ferry, WV; Morgan Wood of Centreville, VA and Mitchell Wood of Potomac Falls, VA as well as much loved nieces and nephews.
A mass will be held on January 7, 2019 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling, VA at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). Arrangements handled by Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, VA.