May 13, 1942 - January 9, 2019

Pine Bush, NY

Richard S. Wood, a retired laborer with Local 17 in Newburgh, and lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Wednesday January 9, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 76.

The son of the late Willis Wood and Frances Storms Wood he was born on May 13, 1942 in Goshen, NY.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judy at home; five children: Linda Sweetser of New York, Richard Wood of Kingston, Willis Wood and his wife, Jennifer of Pine Bush, Herman Wood and his wife, Cheryl of Pine Bush, and Christina Alfonso and her husband, Ronald of Pine Bush; eight grandchildren: Jeremy Wood, Ashley McQuillan and her husband, Dan, Corey Wood and his wife, Kellee, Lauren Simmons, Dylan Wood, Aleya Steinhilber, Tristan Alfonso and Gabriel Alfonso; four brothers, and three sisters. Richard is further survived by many many nieces and nephews and is predeceased by his five brothers.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 13 at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc., 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush. Funeral Services will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be held privately at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.; to leave an online condolence please visit