ALTON – John A. Wood, 63, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, April 12, 2009, at his residence, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 24, 1945, in Dryden, a son of Chester and Beatrice (Peavey) Wood. Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where a funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Stevens officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Alton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Penobscot Pullers Association, care of Tiffany Clay, 251 Lee Road, Lincoln, ME 04457.