Paul James Wood

Hudson - Paul James Wood, of Hudson, passed away suddenly Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Preceded in death by his Father Jim Wood and Mother Maureen (Hart) Wood, Paul is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kim (Thayer) Wood. He is also survived by son Tyler Wood (Monica) of Willoughby, his daughter Erin Wood of Kent, his son Travis Wood of Hudson, his brother Patrick (Karen) Wood of North Carolina, his sister, Colleen Wood of Connecticut and his mother-in-law, Connie Walker, of Mogadore. He is survived by and will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, including the Burdette family of Mount Vernon, and the Thayer family of Cuyahoga Falls. Paul also leaves many lifelong friends who were truly family, including the Snyder family of Hudson and the Stack family of Houston, TX.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be contributed to the Gary Sinise Foundation at in support of building and improving homes for veterans.

Paul's greatest legacy is his family and friends, they were his world. One of Paul's true joys in life was cooking and feeding those he loved. He was a talented chef and treasured bringing people together around his food and meals eaten together. He lived by a phrase his father taught him... "there's always room for one more at the dinner table". His recipes will live on in kitchens around the country. Arrangements entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 330-928-2147. To view the tribute video or share condolences with the family, please visit

Posted online on September 13, 2020