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Roger Earl Wood ’69

A picture of Roger Wood

Roger Earl Wood '69, October 1, 2008, in Elmira, Oregon, from pancreatic cancer. Roger attended Reed for two years and earned a degree in computer science from Lane Community College. He was drafted in 1968 and obtained conscientious objector status, performing alternative service at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California. He was a professional musician in the ’70s and ’80s, and an excellent cook who enjoyed providing friends with a good meal. For 18 years, he worked as an information technology network manager at Burley Design Cooperative, purveyors of bicycles and bike trailers and gear in Eugene, and was working at Symantec at the time of his death. In his final weeks, a circle of friends and relatives—including former partners Nancy Nichols ’70 and Ellen Knaus ’70—provided his care. Survivors include his wife, Shawn Fontain; his daughter and grandson; and his brother Allen Wood ’64 and sister-in-law Rega Clark Wood ’66.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2009

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