May 22, 1940—February 03, 2018
Marlin E. Wood, age 77, of Mechanicsburg passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the West Shore Hospital in Mechanicsburg. He was born on May 22, 1940 in Lutztown, PA, the son of Sylvan and Anna Mae (Taylor) Wood.
Marlin was retired from Dauphin Distribution/Exel Logistics where he served as a director for 25 years. He was previously employed by Trindle Bowl and later co-owner of Trindle RV Sales and Service. He was an accomplished mechanic and was involved in many activities that dealt with automobiles. For many years he was a regular attendee at Williams Grove Speedway, Dover Raceway and the Indy 500. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Hershey Region AACA, Gettysburg Region AACA, Fairlane Club of America, Mustang Club of America, and the Williams Grove Old Timers Association. Marlin was an active member of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, where he ushered and served on many committees in the past. He was also a life member of the Mechanicsburg Club.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Brenda Lee (Heckman) Wood; two daughters, Bonnie (husband Steve) Fuschino of Pottstown, and Suzann (husband Scott) Erney of Carlisle. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Anthony and Nicholas Fuschino, and Alexa and Quinn Erney, who were always a priority in his life and brought him much pride and happiness. Also surviving are two sisters, Doris Brackbill of Carlisle, Mildred Skelly of Mechanicsburg, and a brother, Nevin Wood of Mount Holly Springs. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Richard Wood.
A memorial service to honor his life will be help on Monday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road in Mechanicsburg. Final arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of PA Inc.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donation to the Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17050 or the American Diabetes Association, by phone at 1-800-342-2383 or U.S. mail at ADA, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.