Steven Pierpont Jeffris Wood

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Steven Pierpont Jeffris Wood

Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana, USA
Death 22 Sep 2005 (aged 88)
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot block 244-10-1
Memorial ID 126585489 · View Source
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STEVEN PIERPONT JEFFRIS WOOD1917-2005 88, of Highland Beach, FL, died September 22, 2005, in Cannes, France.

He was the son of Helen Jeffris Wood and Pierpont Jonathon Edwards Wood of Janesville, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Malcolm Jeffris Wood; and his wife, Colette Wood. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Wood Saas; his two daughters: Paula Wood Loud and Susan Wood Bleier; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Born May 2, 1917, in Forsythe, MT, Mr. Wood grew up in Janesville. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, and he attended Princeton University and the University of Chicago. He served his country in World War ll as an officer in the 33rd armored division. He was an active and life long member of the Republican Party and was invited to the White House by presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Following his discharge from the U.S. Army as a Major at the end of World War ll, Mr. Wood joined Warner Electric Brake and Clutch Company of South Beloit, IL. He lived in Beloit, WI, for many years and retired as Chairman of the Board from Warner Electric in 1984, when the company was sold. He served on the board of Beloit College, and he was a philanthropist on a local level as well as on a national level. Among the many benefactors of his generosity were Beloit College, Beloit 2000, the Rock County Historical Society, the Leadership Institute, the National Hospice Foundation, Media Research, the Heritage Foundation, and the Young America's Foundation.

There will be a memorial reception at the Janesville Country Club Friday, October 7, 2005, at 12PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Hospice Foundation, Dept. 6058, Washington, D.C. 20042-6058.

Published in The Palm Beach Post on Oct. 2, 2005

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