Obituary: James W. Wood, Jr.

WHITEHALL – James W. Wood, Jr., 59, of 5 Lamb St., passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, unexpectedly at his home. 

Born on July 17, 1964, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late James W. Wood, Sr. and Natalie (Pond) Wood. 

Upon graduation from Whitehall High School, James entered the United States Air Force where he served for 11 years and was a veteran of Operation Desert Shield. James met his wife Celinda Frias while stationed in Florida. They were married on Nov. 19, 1987, and were married for 28 years before she passed away on Feb. 17, 2015.  

James worked at Angio Dynamics. He loved to fish and hang out with his family and friends.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Monica Frias, of Panama; stepson Luis Frias, of Granville; his brother Kevin Wood, and his companion Tonya Wright of Whitehall; two sisters, Lori Gebo (David) of Whitehall and Lisa Brooks (Kevin) of Whitehall; and Kenneth Currier of Whitehall, whom he considered as another brother. He had several grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home, 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, NY 12887.

Online condolences may be made at www.jillsonfuneralhome.com.