Myron E. Hood, 84 of Beverly, passed away peacefully on January 11,
2020, after a period of declining health. Born in Middleton, Ma. on
October 2, 1935, he was the son of Clyde L. Hood and Brenda (Guptil) Hood.
Myron Attended schools in Middleton and Hamilton Ma. He was a veteran of
the Korean War who served with the United States Navy. Following his
honorable discharge, he worked for the City of Beverly for 40 years, the
last 25 as foreman of Cemeteries, of which his favorite slogan was "I am
the last one to let you down".
Myron enjoyed camping, fishing, car racing, traveling and spending time
with family and friends. He was an all around good guy at heart and a
great jokester who was always trying to "re-invent" the wheel.
Myron was actively involved, for many years, in the public works union
before his retirement. In 1993 he ran for mayor for the city of Beverly
and ran on the slogan "Hood would be good". He was very passionate with
the politics of the city and attended many council meetings, never
hesitant to voice his thoughts and ideas.
Myron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda [Ventola] Hood, sons
Scott M. Hood of Beverly, Eric E. Hood and his wife Andrea of Effingham,
NH, grandsons Jeremy J. Hood and Justin N. Hood of Effingham, NH. A twin
brother, George Hood of Amesbury, brother-in-law John N.Ventola and his
wife Cynthia of Beverly along with several nieces and nephews.
Myron is predeceased by his siblings Robert Hood of CT, and Dorothy
Hood, Phyllis Gilpatric and Polly Stone of ME.
Myron will be sadly and deeply missed by family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to Operation Troop Support, 16
Trinity Street, Danvers, MA 01923-1735.
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