Obituaries

Donald Robert Rood

November 11, 1932 - December 20, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: December 22, 2017

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

Donald Robert Rood, 85, of Nicholson passed away at The Gardens of Tunkhannock on Dec. 20, 2017.  He was married to Rachel Kenyon Schiavone.

He was born on Nov 11, 1932 in South Gibson and he was the third of nine children.  Donald’s parents were the late Herbert Rood and Madeline Rood Strickland.  He was raised in Lenoxville, Pa. and he attended Harford High School.  He was a cook in the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea.  Stone quarrying was in his blood from a young age.  He quarried stone all his life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons; Larry Rood of Gibson and David Schiavone New Mexico, two sisters Irene Harding and husband Richard of Apalachin NY and Nellie Stanton and husband Donald of Nicholson, and one brother Frank Rood and wife Linda of Nicholson, Pa., two step-daughters, Lenora Beichler and husband Alfred, and Lisa Huffsmith and husband Richard.

A memorial service will be held at 7pm at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. on Friday Dec. 22nd with Pastor Leslie Bullock of the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson officiating.  A visitation will be held from 6pm until the time of the service  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Nicholson Cemetery.

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