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In Memory

Russell W Wood

Russell "Bud" Wood
September 29, 1937 - August 23, 2023


Russell “Bud” Wood passed away on August 23rd at home surrounded by his family. He was 85 years old.

Bud was born in upstate New York on September 20th 1937. His character was shaped by experiences from growing up on a farm.

Bud joined the Air Force at the age of 17. He worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor and retired from the Air Force, as a Master Sergeant, after 23 years of service. He worked for the Alyeska Pipeline Service for 19 years, where he spent most of his time at Pump Station 4.

Bud fell in love with Alaska when he was stationed at Elmendorf Airforce Base from 1968 to 1970. He returned for his final tour of duty in 1975 and remained in Alaska until his passing.

Bud loved fishing and Ford vehicles. He enjoyed sharing stories and reliving memories of fishing trips, and the vehicles he owned. While these were his passions, he loved nothing more than his family.

Bud is survived by his wife Mary Ann; his three children- Bill Wood, Jim Wood, Kathy Brownlee; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.


Janssen’s Mat-Su Funeral Home - Palmer on August 26, 2023

Anchorage Daily News on August 27, 2023

----------- Alyeska Communications -----------

Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:11 AM
Subject: Death Notice: Russell W. Wood

We regret to inform you of the passing of former Alyeska employee Russell W. Wood on August 23, 2023. Russ joined Alyeska on Oct. 2, 1978. He was a Pipeline Technician assigned earlier in his career to Pump Station 10, and a bit of time at Pump Stations 1 and 3, while spending much of his career at Pump Station 4. Russ was recognized for his commitment to the success of his shift, the Pump Station, and TAPS, always keeping a focus on safe operations. Russ retired on Feb. 6, 1998. His obituary is available at Obituary for Russell Wayne Wood (adn.com).