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Debbie L. Wood

September 20, 2022

Debbie L. Wood, 63, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Clayton Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Debbie was born in Watertown May 30, 1959, daughter of Robert J. and Louise J. Phelps Sherman and she graduated from Thousand Islands High School. Her first marriage ended in divorce. On September 30, 1995 she married Keith D. Wood at the Depauville United Methodist Church with Rev. Joseph DeGroote officiating.

She was a maintenance worker for the Town of Clayton at Cerow Recreation Park. Debbie was Methodist, enjoyed gardening, baking, and especially spending time with the light of her life, her granddaughter Kennedy.

Along with her husband, Keith, she is survived by her two daughters, Erica L Manning-Orvis and husband Logan Manning-Orvis and Janette V. Harvey and husband Curtis, all of Clayton; granddaughter Kennedy Harvey; two brothers, William J. Sherman and Allen R. Sherman and wife Marcia, all of Clayton; two nieces, one nephew, and several cousins.

A celebration of Debbie's life will be held at the Depauville Social Hall on Sunday, October 2, from noon to 3:00 PM. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Debbie's name may be made to SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#9 Arthur Knapp 2022-09-26 11:38
Our condolences to the Sherman, Wood and Orvis family.
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#8 Dennis Honeywell 2022-09-24 20:02
What a nice person Debbie Wood was. Both she and Keith worked with me for several years at the Park.
One of the reasons that Recreation Park was admired was because of employees like them. My thoughts and good wishes are with her family.
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#7 Tracey COUNTRYMAN 2022-09-24 19:39
Logan Erica and family .
I am so sorry for your loss .
Love aunt Tracey
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#6 Tracey COUNTRYMAN 2022-09-24 19:37
My dearest Erica .Logan. And uncle Bill .
I am so sorry for the sudden and unexpected loss of your mom . even though I didn't know her I know she was a special person . if you or the family need anything please don't hesitate to ask .

Love always .
Aunt Tracey
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#5 Ed Wallace 2022-09-24 18:58
Allen, Keith and families,
Sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. I remember her as a friendly, hard-working 6th grade student at former St. Mary’s School. Always a ready & friendly smile whenever I saw her over the years/
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#4 Steve Strouse 2022-09-22 18:26
Condolences to the family, Sorry for your loss.
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#3 Dana Howard 2022-09-22 16:54
Logan, Erica and family sorry your loss.
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#2 Grace Marsh 2022-09-22 13:31
Keith, My heart goes out to you and your family. I have so many fond memories of Debbie from the skating rink and from when she would hang out with my sister Jennie. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
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#1 Coach Penrose 2022-09-22 12:22
Al- I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your sister. It’s been awhile since you and I have crossed paths but you forged unforgettable memories for me with your time at TI. I hope that you have many wonderful memories of your sister to help you get through this trying time.
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