Rev. William P. Wood

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Rev. William P. Wood, 83, of North Huntingdon, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday September 6, 2017. He was born December 29, 1933 in McKeesport, a son of the late Emmett and Agnes (Bumbarger) Wood and was also preceded in death by a brother Robert Wood. Bill was a graduate of McKeesport High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Theology from Nyack College, Nyack, NY. He served as a Pastor in Christian & Missionary Alliance Churchs for thirty nine years. He served Somerset Alliance Church from 1959 to 1965, Blairsville Alliance Church from 1965 to 1976 and then served as Director of Development at the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Western Pennsylvania District Office from 1976 to 1984. He served as Pastor of Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon, from 1984 until his retirement in 1999 then served as interim pastor after retirement.

He was a member of Men’s Prayer Fellowship and taught the fellowship class for many years and was a former member of Norwin Rotary. Surviving are his wife of over 62 years Norma J. (Belles) Wood; his daughter Paula (James) Martin of McKeesport; his granddaughters Ashley and Lauren Martin; his sisters Marian Derr of NC and Helen Lewis of West Mifflin; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in Norwin Alliance Church, 10585 Farview Dr. North Huntingdon, with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Jeffery W. Norris and Rev. Robert Daniels, officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made in Rev. Wood’s name to the mission fund of Norwin Alliance Church or Mahaffey Camp & Conference Center, 1559 Mahaffey Grampian Hwy, Mahaffey, PA 15757. For online condolences please visit

Originally published September 07, 2017.

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