April 22, 1935 ~ February 24, 2020

Born in: Aurora, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Roswell Franklin Wood

(Frank, Woody)



Greece: Monday, February 24, 2020 at age 84. He was predeceased by his parents, George T. and Lulu P. Wood; brother Smith Dexter; sisters Louise Wagner, Jean Debo, and Alice Hickey. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda L. Wood; beloved son, Donald F. (Melissa) Wood; grandsons, Cameron, Tyler and Griffin; sister, Laura Conley of Auburn, NY; nieces and nephews Del, Jim, Dan, and Steve Wood; Brian Conley, Marcia Rambaud, Sue LaGow, and Laurie Connors; Scott Wagner, Linda Murphy, Dawn Wagner, Sandy Lollman, and Joan Newell; Ed Hickey, and cousins and dear friends.


Frank was a proud Army veteran.  He retired from Red Star Express after 41 years, and was a member of Teamsters Local 118 Retiree Chapter.  He enjoyed serving others, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Disabled American Veterans, Lifespan, the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, and at Bethany Church where he was a member for 43 years.  In the words of a devoted niece, he exemplified all that is kind, generous, caring, and humorous in this world

Friends may call Friday (Feb. 28th) 4:00-7:00 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Feb. 29th) 11:00 AM at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY. Private Interment will be in Aurora, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church at the address above in his memory.  For more information and to sign Frank’s online guestbook, visit


Visitation: February 28, 2020 4:00 pm - February 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: February 29, 2020 11:00 am

Bethany Presbyterian Church
3000 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14616

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Roswell Franklin Wood 's name.

Bethany Presbyterian Church

3000 Dewey Avenue Rochester, NY 14616

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  1. Dear Linda, I will remember Frank as a wonderful cheerful person with a kind heart. I hope you are able to hold your memories close and feel comforted by them. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love, Chris Colucci

  2. Uncle Frank,
    You will be so missed!!! You were truly the best uncle to me; living life to the fullest, loving, making me laugh out loud, and caring for so many!!!
    You are and always will be a gift and blessing in my life!!
    Aunt Linda and Don and family; I love you!!!

  3. Wood Family –
    On behalf of Voluntary Service and the VA Medical Center, we send our condolences. Frank was a kind and generous man who volunteered with us for 21 years and provided over 7,400 hours of volunteer service. He assisted hundreds of Veterans with transportation to and from medical appointments and made a difference in the lives of so many. He will truly be missed by volunteers, staff and Veterans.
    Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  4. My heart will always carry Uncle Frank! He was my big brother growing up. He taught me how to ride a bike and so many more great times together. Even after years apart I always have wonderful thoughts about Uncle Frank and will forever.
    Rest In Peace Frank

  5. Aunt Linda, Donald and family. Words can’t express how much Uncle Frank will be missed. It’s still hard to believe, but we will remember his one of a kind laugh, I can hear him now, his spirit, he was always up for anything, and all the stories, even if we’d heard them before! He will always be with you in spirit and will watch over you.
    Rest in peace dear Uncle, we love you. Marcia and Joe

  6. Hi Linda – I am so sorry to hear about Frank. I know what it is like to lose a husband and know during this horrible isolation that it must be harder since you can’t have many people around to give you hugs and love. Be good to yourself during this time.
    Holly Pollinger

  7. Linda, I am so saddened to learn of your husband’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Sue Hemmersley Homestead

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