Thomas Nelson Wood III, son of Thomas Nelson
Wood Jr. and Eleanor Mae Booth Wood, died
peacefully at his home on Monday, July 10,
2023 surrounded by his wife and children.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 54
years, Veronica Ann Wood; his daughter,
Natalia Ann Karas; his son, Thomas Nelson
Wood IV (Miranda OíReilly); his older
sister, Wanda Lee Wood Aown (Joseph); and
his younger brother, Allan Duane Wood
(Patricia Hanahan). He has several nieces
and nephews including Ellie Aown Smith
(Alex), Wayne Wood (Jan), Gayle Wood
Windisch, Jeffrey Wood (Ana), and Brett
Thomas Wood (Anelise).
Tom grew up on the family farm in
Grangerville where he learned the values and
importance of hard work. Following
graduation from Schuylerville Central School
in 1963 he attended Cornell University and
obtained a BS degree in Agriculture
Education in 1967. He taught Agriculture and
was FFA Advisor at Saratoga BOCES, Delhi
Agriculture and Technical College, and Salem
Central School for a total of 29 years.
During this time, he continued his education
in Administration and served as Chairman of
the Special Education Committee and
Elementary Principal at Hartford Central
School for 10 years.
He served as Town of Saratoga Historian for
19 years, ZBA member for 21 years, and was
elected Town Supervisor in 2004 serving in
that capacity until his death for 19 plus
years. In earlier years, he served as cub
scout and boy scout assistant, 4-H club
leader, and little league coach.
Tom always felt that he was the luckiest
person alive having the best loving and
caring parents, a beautiful caring devoted
wife, two of the best children, a wonderful
brother and sister and countless friends and
work partners. He encourages everyone to
work hard, always do their best, and be kind
and caring to people and animals.
At Tomís request, there will be no calling
hours and funeral services will be private
for family members.
Anyone wishing to make donations in his
memory may give them to any organization of
Supervisor Thomas N. Wood III--
Open, honest, and frequent communications are the
key to good government. Communication involves two
components - receiving input and sending or
It is my goal to seek input from all town residents
on any and all issues or topics that the town of
Saratoga is involved with.
I am available to meet with any resident or group.
You can visit me in the town office, call me on the
telephone or send me e-mails.
Unless I am at another meeting,
I am in the town office each morning beginning at
9:00 am. I look forward to talking with you and
sharing information about the town.
Thomas N. Wood, III
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