Meadville Tribune

March 22, 2013

James (Jim) Robert Hood

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUT LAKE — James (Jim) Robert Hood of Conneaut Lake passed away March 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.

James was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Meadville, to Victor and Clara Linz Hood. He married Donna Artman Sept. 9, 1954. She survives.

He was a life-long dairy farmer and worked as a technician for Curtis Breeding & Landmark Genetics Company, for Asplundh Tree Service and for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

He was a member of the White Oak Shooting Club, liked trap shooting, hunting, painting and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna Hood of Conneaut Lake; two daughters, Brenda Ridgeway and her husband, Mark, of Conneaut Lake, and Terri McCloskey of Greenville; five grandsons, Jesse Zirkle and his wife, Jessica, Justin Zirkle and his wife, Sheena, Shane Ridgeway, Donald McCloskey and Cordell McCloskey; three sisters, Darla McElhaney and her husband, Stanley, of Conneaut Lake, Connie Hodge of Sharpsville, and Linda Boyd-Splitstone and her husband, Rick Splitstone, of Phoenix; a half-sister, Rebecca Carr and her husband, Edward, of Meadville; a brother, Richard Hood of Greenville; and five great-grandchildren, Zack Zirkle, Braxton Zirkle, Jesse Zirkle Jr., Jamie Zirkle and Natalie Pointer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two nephews, Mark Hood and Larry McElhaney.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. The funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Parklawn Cemetery in Jamestown.

Memorial contributions can be made to Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service, 290 S. Fourth St., Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316; Fallowfield Volunteer Fire Department, 9328 Atlantic Road, Atlantic, Pa. 16111; or Crawford County Hospice, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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