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Steven Hartshorne Wood ’51

Published in July 6, 2005, issue

Steve died April 3, 2005, in Tryon, N.C., after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Born in New York City June 12, 1929, he was the son of Arnold Wood Jr. '21. He came to us from The Hill School, roomed with Jake Eddy and John Moore, and was a politics major, graduating magna cum laude. He was president of Charter Club, a chapel deacon, and an associate football manager.

From 1951-53 Steve served as a first lieutenant in Korea, where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism under fire on Pork Chop Hill. Recovering from his wounds, he returned to civilian life and earned an MBA from NYU. Thereafter, he was a longtime member of the New York Stock Exchange, residing in Navesink, N.J., and South Woodstock, Vt., before retiring to the South.

Steve married Bonnie McLain in 1954. He is survived by Bonnie and their sons, Mark and Bret; grandchildren Parker, Page, and Kiersten; and by his brothers, William '49 and Winston.

The Class of 1951

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