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“My heart goes out to Peter and the rest of Michael's family. Peter, you took such good care of him in his last days. Your love and devotion is...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Cookie - Newport News, VA

“To all the family, Frank & I are sending our sympathy and love to you. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Debbie Etz - Cape Charles, VA

“Mrs. Wood & Family; I was really shocked and stunned to hear of your loss ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Thomas Widgeon - Eastville, VA

“Esther, Anne, Ray, Peter, and the rest of Mike's family, It is with much sadness that Dora-Weston told me of Mike's passing. I have such fond...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Etta Robins - Cape Charles, VA

“I worked with Michael for about 15 years at Philip Morris and wanted to say it was a privilege to call him a friend. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Loran Byers - Richmond, VA

“My (and my familys) thoughts and prayers are with all of Mike's family during this difficult time. Miles and years have never erased the great summer...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Terry Simonds - Troy, NY

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WOOD, Charles Michael, 54, of Richmond, passed away on April 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Odell Wood. He is survived by his partner, Peter Gates; mother, Esther Wood; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and H.B. Bryant; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Julita Wood; daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Kevin Bruchert; daughter and son-in-law, Hilary and Nathan Dwight; three grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. A native of the Eastern Shore, Michael was a wonderfully creative, gifted individual, who could teach himself to do just about anything. He particularly enjoyed playing the piano, reading, gardening, creating stained glass artwork, traveling, and visiting with his daughters and grandchildren. He was employed at Philip Morris for 20 years. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave, Richmond. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9884 Main St., P.O. Box 458, Damascus, Md. 20872.

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