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Henry “Tyke” Wood

July 12, 2023

Henry WoodHenry “Tyke” Wood, 46, Cape Vincent passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2023 and is now with his loving grandparents and his dog Sox.

Tyke was born January 8, 1977 in Watertown, New York but spent a very happy childhood growing up on the Wood Farm in Cape Vincent. Tyke loved Wood Farms and even when he became a corrections officer would return to work on the farm whenever possible.

Those who knew and loved Tyke appreciated his positive energy and humor. If you were around Tyke you knew he would keep you laughing.  He always loved a good prank or practical joke. He especially loved dressing up for Halloween with his Grandma Mason and will be remembered for his amazing costumes. He made a perfect Kramer from Seinfeld.

Some of his best memories were living at a house they called “The Pit” when he was at Canton ATC. He made lifelong friends, including his best friend Chris Kempney, who remained by his side throughout his life.

Tyke graduated from Thousand Islands High School in 1995 and from Canton ATC in 1997. He loved to work and spent countless hours working on Wood Farms and for Schnauber Construction before becoming a correctional officer.

Tyke loved his family, he loved farming, and he lived life to the fullest. Tyke’s siblings confirm that he was always his mother’s favorite child. He will be deeply missed by his very large loving family. His sister Missy will treasure the memory of dancing with Tyke, in her wedding gown, at the hospital and paying him $100 because she got married first. His brother Jeremy is eternally grateful that Tyke spared his life when he stole his car on graduation night.

Tyke is survived by his parents: Joe and Debbie Wood, Cape Vincent and Patti and Jim Schnauber, Clayton; his siblings Missy (Tarmo) Pallop, New Tripoli, PA; Jeremy Wood (partner Sally Penrose), Gulfport, FL; Lauri (Greg) Namisnak, Penfield and Ami Schnauber, Clayton. He was a generous and caring uncle to: Heli, Liia, Ryan, Mary, Tristen and Harrison. He had many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Dick and Verna Mason and Henry and Barb Wood.

Tyke’s family is grateful for the loving care providing to Tyke at United Helpers in Ogdensburg, NY and thanks the staff for taking such good care of him. They truly became a part of Tyke’s extended family.

Calling hours to celebrate Tyke’s life and offer condolences to the family will take place on Tuesday, July 18, from 4 - 6PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rosiere on Wednesday, July 19, at 11 AM followed by burial in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Tyke’s name to TIERS, PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 and Cape Vincent Ambulance Fund, 241 E. Broadway, Cape Vincent, NY 13618. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#33 Jeri Brayen 2023-08-03 09:55
MIke and I send our deepest sympathies to Tyke's entire family. We didn't know him personally but it seems from the comments and obituary that he was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed. We do know about the loss of a child and our thoughts and prayers will be with you through this difficult time and the months and years ahead.

Mike and Jeri Brayen
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#32 Liza Littere 2023-07-29 10:13
Sending my deepest condolences to Tyke's family. I went to Canton with Tyke and he was one of the first people I met there. He was a "Pit" boy. I instantly loved his personality, his contagious laugh and his giant smile. Thinking of you and sending prayers at this difficult time. I will forever cherish my memories of Tyke.
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#31 Chris Radley 2023-07-18 22:29
Sending prayers to Missy, Jeremy, Patti, Jim, Joe and Debbie and extended family during this heart wrenching time. So many fun memories from elementary through high school years with Tyke. I still remember the big Super Bowl parties that he and his family hosted each year while we were in middle and high school. Tyke was an all-around good guy and one of the rare people I can who was universally loved by all that knew him. He lived life to its fullest and was always there for his friends. Thank you for being a great friend Tyke we will never forget you.
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#30 Linda Paventi 2023-07-18 14:28
I’m at a loss for words. I know what it is to loose a child and it leaves a hole in your heart that never ever will heal. Look to the Lord for your strength. Bless you all. Linda and Paul
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#29 Sue Streets 2023-07-17 20:52
To all Tyke's family- even though he's on another journey, trust in your good memories and all the love and fun you had. And I know you had fun because I remember most his sense of humor. And yes, he did always shake your hand and introduce himself. You were/are never going to forget Tyke! Just loved his essence. Take care and know he's in a loving place.
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#28 Bill McKinley 2023-07-17 12:52
Jim and Patti- We send you and your family our deepest sympathy. Bill and Sharon
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#27 Angela Corcimiglia 2023-07-16 07:31
As parents, we know losing a child will forever be the hardest obstacle in life. However, we can rest assured that Henry is at peace. He is now is his glory as the main greeter at Heavens gates; offering a hand shake and a Hi… I’m Tyke.

God Winks to follow…

Love you all.
Rick, Angie and Buzz
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#26 Andrea Bazinet 2023-07-15 18:05
Deeply sorry for your loss. RIP Tyke.
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#25 Missy Ingerson 2023-07-15 17:59
Joe, Deb, Patti, Jim Missy and Jeremy, I was so sad to hear of Tyke's passing. I will always remember our UNO games. I loved that guy so much and my thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
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#24 David Natali 2023-07-15 15:44
Jim and Patty, Nancy and I send our condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts.
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