Steven Charles Wood

August 5, 1944August 31, 2020

Steven C. Wood passed away suddenly at his home in Midlothian VA on August 28th. He was born Steven C. Judy on August 5th 1944 in Denver, CO. Eldest son of Major Paul H. Judy and Rosemary Wood Judy, Steve is survived by his two brothers, Kenneth P. Judy (Kathy) and James A. Judy (Tinka) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis, who died, along with his mother, in 1966. He graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1962 and earned a BS degree from Virginia Tech. He served in the USAF as an instructor pilot in the T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft and was recognized as Junior Officer of the Quarter during service at Vance AFB, OK. After his 5 year service in the Air Force, Steve was employed as a pilot for Eastern Airlines, Value Jet, AirTran and Southwest Airlines flying the B-727, DC-10, and B-717 as well as some corporate business jets. Steve relocated back to Virginia after retiring in Atlanta GA to be closer to his brothers and their families. He loved flying and his life as a commercial pilot. Throughout his adult life, Steve was an avid and competitive golfer and tennis player and enjoyed touring the USA on his motorcycle. He was the 1988 Atlanta American Lawn Tennis Assn. "City Champion". He will be missed by his family and friends who will gather to celebrate Steve's life in the Spring. Donations in Steve's memory can be made to VCU Massey Cancer Center, Box 843042, Richmond VA, 23284. Online condolences may be made at


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Phillip Updike

September 17, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I knew Steve through his brother Ken. I attended Harrisonburg High School with Ken and Steve. Godspeed Steve.

Pam Garletts

September 16, 2020

Ken and Kathy I am so sorry for the loss of Ken’s brother! I only meant him with you and Kathy at the high school reunion, he seemed like a fun loving guy. I didn’t know he was sick. Again my heart ache for ken and your whole family! Love and prayers coming your way. Think of you two often, love Pam

Milt Driver

September 14, 2020

Dear Kenneth,

I was so saddened to hear about your brother's passing. I remember you and Kathy telling me about his ill health at our 50th high school reunion back in 2016. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I ran into Steven occasionally while at VT and remember getting a ride with him back to Harrisonburg my freshman year- great guy.

Kenni said to please pass along her condolences, and we hope to see you and Kathy at our 55th reunion next year. Till then, take care and only the best.

Stephen Garber

September 11, 2020

Memories of Steve C. (Judy) Wood from Stephen L. Garber.
Steve and I met for the first time in the summer of 1962 at Endless Caverns. We were Cavern Guides that summer before attending Bridgewater College as freshmen in the fall. I remember Steve drove a Studebaker and I had a 1952 Plymouth. We attended Bridgewater for 2 years and then transferred to VA Tech. Steve and I were roommates and participated in VT cave club activities during our time at VT. I have pictures of Steve during this time which I will try to locate.
We had many “college boy” escapades while at VT and in the spring of 1967, as we were nearing graduation, Steve and I ordered new cars as a rite of passage to working careers. Steve ordered a new Ford Mustang GT and I ordered a 1967 Dodge Dart GTS convertible.
Steve and I cross paths several times as we progressed through our adult lives. One memorable time was in the early 1980s when he was a member of the wedding party of my marriage to Kathy on June 19th, 1982. We had lunch several times after Steve retired and moved to Richmond and remembered he was unable to attend the Bridgewater class of 66 reunion due to illness. One amazing fact we discovered late in life that our fathers were stationed in Presque Isle, Maine though not at the same time. Steve and I knew each other for 68 years and I regret not spending more time with him in these past 10 years.
Please have Kenneth and/or James contact me at as I have additional info to share.
Our sympathy to the family:
Stephen and Kathy Garber
Waynesboro, VA


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