John M. Wood, 56 years of age, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 22, 1958, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Betty (Sellitto) Wood. A resident of the Mantua area the past 30 years, John was employed by Harner Plumbing the past 12 years as Commercial Project Manager, and had formerly worked at Norhio Plumbing. John enjoyed motorcycles, and will be remembered as the "Celebrity Chef" for his family and friends as he totally enjoyed being a connoisseur of food. His smile and sense of humor will always be cherished by all who knew him. On October 18, 1986, he married Julianne "Julie" (Budzik) Wood who survives at their home. Also surviving are his sons Michael (Erin) Wood-Schomisch of Cleveland Hts., Dale (Glenn Goldney) Kotrlik of Sagamore Hills, and Justin Kotrlik of Mantua, brothers Robert Wood and Patrick Wood both of Mayfield Hts, sister Regina Grady of Port Charlotte, Florida, and three grandchildren Michael, Michaela and Madison. He was preceded in death by his brother Sandy Wood. Calling hours will be held Saturday April 19, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, St. Rt. 44 at the corner of 4668 Pioneer Trail (S. of Rt. 422) Mantua. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Jude Foundation. His obituary and video tribute may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 4-17 & 18-14)