Born in Englewood he was a son of the late Ross and Verda Timmins Wood, Sr. He was a graduate of Butler Township High School.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having obtained the rank of Hospital Corpsman and was last assigned to the U.S. Navy Hospital, Philadelphia.
He worked as a sorter for the United States Postal Service, Reading.
An avid golfer, he learned the game as a caddie at the former Fountain Springs Country Club; he enjoyed playing in amateur golf tournaments, winning many against his Postal Service co-workers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Penny Price and Aubrey George.
Ross is survived by his wife of 59 years Norma J. Wyne Wood; children; Deborah Wood, Florida; Brian Wood, Frackville and Pamela Zefferi, Bristol; a granddaughter Joleen Zefferi; brother, Barry Wood, Mahanoy City; nieces and nephews.
Gravesite Services with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with Rev. Jeff Merwine, officiating.