Legendary NEWS10 anchor Dick Wood passes away

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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — WTEN is remembering news anchor Dick Wood who died today at the age of 91. He was a fixture on the WTEN news desk for decades.

Wood was in the broadcast news business for 50-years. He anchored WTEN’s 6 o’clock and 11 o’clock newscasts from 1973 to 1991. Before coming to Albany, Wood spent 10 years at WJAR in Rhode Island.

Wood was also known for his many tv commercials selling products after his days on the news desk. We last saw him during a surprise car parade celebrating his 90th birthday last November.

According to Dufresne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home, the Army veteran will be laid to rest with full military honors at Saratoga National Cemetery next week. Funeral home director Kevin Cavanaugh says the services will be open to the public.

A wake is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Latham and a mass will also be held there on Wednesday at 10 a.m. After the service, Wood will be laid to rest at Saratoga National Cemetery. Contact Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home at (518) 785-8161.

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