John Belden “Jack” Wood

John Belden “Jack” Wood

Birth
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 18 Feb 2004 (aged 90)
Monterey County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 118704194 · View Source
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Obituary - SF ChroniclePosted 30 Jun 2017 by Ausdmr

WOOD, John Belden "Jack" Published 4:00 a.m., Sunday, February 22, 2004

WOOD, John Belden "Jack" - Age 90, died at home very peacefully on February 18, 2004. He was with his wife, Ruth, and most of his children at the moment of his death. He had for many years been suffering with congestive heart failure and macular degeneration and Death was very gentle to him at the end. Jack was born in Berkeley, CA in 1913, and attended local, Bay Area schools finally graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1935. He joined the company his grandfather had started in 1895, E. K. Wood Lumber Co., which had its headquarters in San Francisco, timberlands and sawmills in Washington and Oregon and retail yards all along the West Coast. During Jack's tenure, finally as Vice President and CEO of the company, E. K. Wood Lumber Co. conducted business not only in the Western US, but also in South America and throughout the Pacific Basin. The company had interests in railroads and shipping and was one of the first prefabricators of buildings and homes in the country. Following WWII, a series of forest fire disasters and a change in the business forced the company into liquidation in 1958. Jack later became involved in the securities business as a partner in S. C. Pohlman Company, which was eventually merged with Stone & Youngberg of San Francisco. Jack retired in 1975. In 1937, Jack married Marian Singer with whom he had four children before she passed away in 1970. In 1972, Jack married Ruth Runner Eastwood and together they moved to and resided, until Jack's death, in both Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley. Jack was a current or former member of the International Club of Carmel, the Pacific-Union Club of San Francisco, and the Claremont Country Club of Oakland. In lieu of flowers, Jack's family requests donations be made to The Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., a tax exempt, non profit organization.


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  • Maintained by: Erin Pritchett
  • Originally Created by: Gary Virts
  • Added: 14 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 118704194
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Belden “Jack” Wood (24 Nov 1913–18 Feb 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118704194, ; Maintained by Erin Pritchett (contributor 47894277) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.