GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Dr. Joel B. Wood, 51, died suddenly on Thursday evening March 31, 2022.

Joel was born on July 19, 1970 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Sonny and Twilla Wood.

He graduated from CV High School in Westfield, PA and went on to Edinboro University earning his BA in Business and English and his MA in Counseling Psychology.

He worked at Northshore Psychological Associates of Erie, Pennsylvania, where he was a clinical psychologist and a staunch advocate for his patients.

Outside of work, he was a history buff, especially for presidential history. He enjoyed visiting historic sites, museums, cemeteries, presidential gravesites and tending the Packard family graves in Warren, Ohio.

He was an avid flower gardener, a voracious reader, loved to listen to music, and had a great love for animals, especially cats.

Joel will be sadly missed by his partner, Charles Ohlin; brothers, Kenneth Lampman II and Dan (Lori) Wood; nieces and nephews, Summer (Jeff) Hunter, whom he adored and mentored, Shane (Sarah) Lampman, Danielle (Aaron) Marsh, Morgan and Kyle Mills and Olivia and Makenzie Lampman; several great-nieces and nephews and her cats Josie and Simon.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved cats, Zachery Taylor and Daisey.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania and a private burial will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joel Wood Memorial Fund at the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio to care for the Packard family plots at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.

Arrangements managed by Lane Family Funeral Homes. Family and friends can send their deepest condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

To send flowers to Joel’s family, please visit our flower shop.

A television tribute will air Monday, April 4 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV, and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.