Allan Royce Wood

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Allan Royce Wood, 89, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of Beech Hill Road, Auburn, Maine, passed away July 25, 2014, at Imperial Hospital in Pompano. He was born on Sept. 8, 1924, in Belfast, Maine, the son of Louville and Avis Wood. He grew up in Waterville. Upon his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Navy, serving through World War II. He was honorably discharged and spent the next five years in Juneau, Alaska.

He then returned to Maine and married Joan Merrill, of Augusta, in 1953. Allan worked for many years in different capacities for Sampson's Super Markets, taking him to senior vice president. In 1966, Sampson's merged with Hannaford Brothers, and he continued until his retirement in 1986. During his retirement, he enjoyed many years of traveling, golfing, gardening, hiking, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Allan is survived by his long-time companion, Susan Jaques, of Vassalboro; his son, John, of Kennebunkport; daughter-in-law Debra; two grandchildren, Derek Wood, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Andrea Wood, of Westbrook; his sister, Geraldine Jose, of Unity; stepsisters Sandra Upham, Melinda Sherburne, Janice Sherburne, Jeanne Searles, Marjory Cormier, Mary Labbe and Maureen Brown; and his stepbrother, Alfred Wood.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan, and sons Tim and Jeff.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Fortin's in Auburn. Liturgy of the Word service is at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by committal at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made to a .

A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn.

Published in Central Maine on July 29, 2014
Allan R. Wood
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