J. Russell Wood, born on February 19, 1954, passed away March 1, 1998, after a short illness.

A graduate in mathematics from the University of Utah, he received an Honors at Entrance Scholarship and a Presidential Scholarship. He went on to the Graduate School of Architecture. Russell was an avid fly fisherman, and enjoyed most outdoor activities including duck hunting and skiing. He also spent many hours teaching his niece and nephews how to fish and play chess.He is survived by his parents, Ralph and Jacque Wood; his brother, Randy Wood and sister-in-law, Jill Wood; his sister, Heather Wood; niece, Julie Schlesinger and nephews, Zachary Wood and Greg Schlesinger.

The family would like to thank the staffs at both Pioneer Valley Hospital and LDS ICU Units for the dedication and compassion they extended to Russell and themselves.

A gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, March 4 from 7-8 p.m. at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 East First South, Salt Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hunter Safety Program, 6000 West 2100 South, SLC, UT 84120, would be greatly appreciated.

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