Raymond Wood
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Raymond Wood

NAME

Raymond Charles Wood

HOME OF RECORD

Staten Island

DATE OF BIRTH

12/08/1947

STATE

NY

DATE OF DEATH

October 10, 2020

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Air Force

INDUCTION YEAR

2021

Biography

Raymond C Wood Jr, born December 8, 1947 in Manhattan NY. Raymond was a proud Vietnam combat veteran. Enlisting in the Air Force 1965-1968 serving two tours in Vietnam. Seven months after his return home to Brooklyn April 1969, where he met and then married Lois (DiGianni) in July 1970. After leaving the service he joined the New York City Police Department. A proud and highly decorated veteran of the New York City Police Department where he attained the rank of Detective. He loved golf, travel, especially Cruises he lived his life to the fullest his Family was everything to him, his other true passion was being a chef and loved to cook Sunday dinners for his family. Raymond served his country and city with pride and integrity. On October 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his family he passed due to his 5 year battle with Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes, lschemic Heart Disease, caused by exposure to Agent Orange. He is survived by his wife, Lois DiGianni Wood with whom he recently celebrated their 50 year Wedding Anniversary in July, and his three children, Raymond Wood III, Lois Crispino and Michelle Grima and their spouses Jamie Lynn Wood, Vincent Crispino and Richard Grima. Raymond is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Raymond Wood IV, Brandon Wood, Megan Wood, Richard Grima, Michael Grima, Nicholas Crispino and Cody Van Nortwick as well as his Great Granddaughter Ezili Van Nortwick.