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George E. Wood, 88, of Forestville died Nov. 1, 2012, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Born Aug. 1, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Avie B. Wood, both of Mechanicsville.

He was the husband of Rita C. Wood , formerly of Lynn, Mass. She preceded him in death.

He was the father of Michael J Wood of Boston. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, both of Massachusetts and of Maryland.

He was a World War II veteran, where he served as part of 101st Cavalry of the U.S. Army. He is a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a charter member of Council 11302 Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle and a member of Council 4078 St. Pius Council of District Heights. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign of War and American Legion Post 196. He was a former employee of the District Grocery Stores (DGS) and Pointer Inc.

He is also survived by his longtime companion, Mary E. Bennett of Forestville.

The family received friends Nov. 5 at George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Oxon Hill. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 6 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Forestville. Interment took place at Resurrection Cemetery.