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Franklin Wood

Franklin Wood

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Franklin Ernest Wood died Aug. 12, 2011. He was 62.

Mr. Wood was born July 3, 1949 in St. Albans, N.Y., to B. Frank and Sue Wood. The family moved to Hillsboro early in his life.

He attended Hillsboro High School, graduating in 1967.

Mr. Wood served in the Army National Guard and attended Portland State University.

He was an entrepreneur who owned and operated businesses in Lake Oswego, including Sandwich/Sandwich and Bake Oswego.

He married Doris Curo, who died Aug. 16, 1987.

He married Joan Zurcher on July 2, 1989.

Mr. Wood was a pen and ink artist whose art appeared in juried shows. He loved to share the joy of creating art with his children, nieces and nephews and many neighborhood children.

He coached many seasons of youth soccer and other sports in Lake Oswego.

Survivors include his wife Joan Zurcher of Lake Oswego, son Dirk Wood of San Diego, daughters Tobie Wood, Brennan Wood and Beth Zurcher-Wood, all of Portland; brothers and sisters-in-law Jeffrey and Ruthie Wood, Beaverton, Peter and Jeanne Wood, Lake Oswego; sisters Dixie Wood, Ocean Park, Wash., Deborah Wood, Beaverton, and sister and brother-in-law Dale and John De Roest, Portland; and grandson Nathaniel Darling, Portland.

A memorial service will be held at the Unity Church of Portland, 4525 S.E. Stark St., at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

A private interment will be held at The Old Scotch Church in Hillsboro.

Remembrances may be sent to the Dougy Center, P.O. Box 86852, Portland, Ore., 97286.