The Merle E. Wood Funeral Home has been serving the Erie Community since 1923, when Warren W. Wood purchased the Stanford Funeral Home. Warren operated the family business for many years with his son, Merle, until his retirement from the funeral home and as Erie County Coroner in 1960. Merle continued in his father's footsteps with the Funeral Home and also as Erie County Coroner; where he served as Coroner for 40 years. He operated the funeral home home at 136 West 21st Street until 1992. Then Merle moved his business to the building located at the corner of West 25th and Sassafras Streets, in a unique business relationship where both establishments have operated separate businesses in one spacious building. The Wood Funeral Home continues to serve the Erie Community with dignity and pride with Merle Wood, who is very active as a funeral director, assisted by the funeral home Supervisor, James Hodinko, a licensed funeral director for 30 years. We hope to continue to serve Erie from this central location for many years to come.
This site is under construction as of 2/19/10.
Our commitment to families is the foundation on which we are built. Although we honor & care for departed loved ones, we truly serve the living; those left behind to continue the celebration of life.
The Wood Funeral Home has made changes regarding it's location, all funerals will be held at one of the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, please read the obituaries carefully for the location of visiting hours and services. Location changes will be announced upon approval by the State Board of Funeral Directors.