Michael Curtis Wood
August 5, 1959 – November 2, 2020
Michael Curtis Wood, residing in Manassas, passed away suddenly, but peacefully in his home November 2nd, 2020. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on August 5, 1959 to Sharon and Jack Wood. He is survived by his daughters Morgan Wood and Christine (Scott) Bowers, sister Mindy (Rob) Snyder, nephew Max and niece Sammy, Aunt and Godmother Judith (Bernard) Lynch and cousins Julia, Brendan, Kevin, Hayley & Scott Lynch, Kirstin (Shane) and Fionn Walsh. He loved playing softball and touched many lives by coaching. He was a dedicated Washington sports fan which was often hard. Attending a World Series game last year and watching the Nationals win was one of his highlights. Also followed Seattle teams because he lived there for a time. He enjoyed his Starbucks drinks and met close friends while doing so. He was an avid dog lover and had many in his life, even taking care of his mothers’ when she passed. He enjoyed music, concerts and even played in a band when living in Seattle. Played in bowling leagues and he worked as a DJ and computer tech which led him to meet many great friends in this life who he enjoyed laughing and hanging out with. He was a devoted caregiver to both his parents before their passing. Mike loved his daughter, Morgan, more than anything in the world and was incredibly proud of the woman she had become.
Friends may call at Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA on Sunday November 8th, 2020 from 10-2pm. After calling time you are welcome to join the family at Tuckahoe Ball field for a prayer service and continued celebration of his life.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to your local animal shelter.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Michael Curtis Wood
November 12, 2020
I did not know Mike for very long, but boy did he teach me a big lesson in not judging a book by its cover! I'll admit, I was very annoyed by his smoking habit, but once I got past that, I got to know what actually turned out to be a sweet, warm, welcoming man. We shared the heartbreaking stories of being caregivers for our ailing mothers and I brought my dog down to meet Cuddles, his late mom's cute toy poodle he lovingly cared for. Every time I saw Mike in passing, he always greeted me with a warm hello and would chat with me or would wave to me from the balcony as I walked my dogs. My last memory of him was when he came upstairs to thank my boyfriend for the homemade pizza he had baked for him and the fresh herbs I brought down for him. He gave the pizza rave reviews and encouraged my boyfriend to start a business. He was a truly genuine and kind man and I am so glad that I overcame my initial judgement and went down and had the opportunity to meet and know him if only for a short amount of time.
November 7, 2020
I will sorely miss Mike, having known him since we grew up two blocks apart in the mean streets of North Arlington.
Since the Washington Nationals won the World Series in October 2019 we often reminisced that we watched the glorious Game 5 deciding win of the NLDS over the Los Angeles Dodgers at his apartment in Manassas. Great jubilation! Hope we didn't wake up too many people as we celebrated. :-)
Texted with Mike the day before he passed. I am sorry that I have no other words to share with him on earth, but we shall talk again in the next life. GOD BLESS Mike's extended family!
November 6, 2020
I only knew Mike for a short time, having met him in January of this year. But I know this: He was a wonderful friend to my brother, he was a loving son to his mother, he was a devoted and loving caretaker of his mother's little dog Cuddles. Mike always spoke of his daughter, Morgan, in such glowing terms. Mike's passing is a loss to all of us and I send my sincere sympathy to Morgan and the rest of his family. Rest in peace Mike.
November 5, 2020
Mike was always a pleasure to talk with in our many meetings over the years. Being an insurance agent for the Wood family was a great privilege. May Mike Rest In Peace.