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Obituary for Merrill S. Hood

Merrill S.  Hood

Merrill S. Hood, 89, of Thompsontown, passed away at 12:00 PM, on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Brookline Village in Mifflintown.
Born on November 3, 1928 in McAlisterville, Juniata Co., he is a son of the late Merrill E. and Verna (Varner) Hood.
On November 9, 1947, he married his wife, Cora E. (Yorks) Hood with whom he was blessed to share over 54 years of marriage before her passing on November 21, 2001.
He began his employment at HAWS Refractories in Hawstone, then at Protection Services in Harrisburg, and finally retired from Harrisburg Steel in Harrisburg.
Merrill was a member of the McAlisterville United Methodist Church where he served on various committees and taught Sunday School throughout the years. He enjoyed working and tinkering on small engines and tractors; gardening; and in his earlier years enjoyed hunting. Most importantly, Merrill cherished and enjoyed the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his children, Gloria J. Wentz and her husband John of Millerstown, Paul A. Hood and his wife Donna M., and Eileen J. Colyer and her husband Keith, all of Thompsontown; five grandchildren, Kristie Overly, Susan Williamson, Natalie Kramer, Rebecca Smith, and Joshua Hood; and four great-grandchildren, Wesley Williamson, Jared Hood, Libby Kramer, and Colten Hood.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Merrill E. “Ed” Hood, and one sister, Mary Kathleen “Dolly” Howell.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville with Pastor Jennifer Heikes officiating. Interment will follow at Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.
A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10 AM until the time of the funeral services at 11 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Hood’s memory can be made to the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, c/o Diana Fosselman, 110 Fosselman Lane, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

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