Deaths Death Notices
WOOD, Robert C. "Bob"
WOOD - Robert C. "Bob" Of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of North Tonawanda, NY. November 28, 2015 after a long illness. Dear father of Elizabeth (Todd) Fisher and beloved grandfather of Ryan and Erin Fisher of Lockport, NY. Bob was a graduate of The Deveaux School in Niagara Falls, NY and the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. An accomplished microbiologist, biochemist, and immunologist, he completed research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and was instrumental in the founding of Grand Island Biological Company in 1962. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol at Kissing Bridge for nearly 20 years and a former member of the Youngstown Yacht Club and Niagara-On-The-Lake Sailing Club racing his boat "Pandemonium" on Lake Ontario. For many years, he was an avid skier, sailor and private pilot. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Elm Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and family are invited to gather to celebrate Bob's life and share memories at the Dockside Inn, 153 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda, NY on January 5th at 2:30 PM. Memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 12034 North Access Road, Englewood, FL 33981 or at www.tidewellhospice.org.