Tyler A. Wood
Rockport — Tyler Alan Wood, 15, of Rockport, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Maine Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident.
Born in Rockport May 27, 1999, he was the son of Brooke (Ryan) Borden and Jamie A. Wood. Tyler grew up in Rockport, attended Rockport Elementary School, Camden-Rockport Middle School, and was a member of the Class of 2017 at Camden Hills Regional High School.
Tyler was looking forward to getting his driver’s license and had made the decision on his own to become an organ donor. Because of this decision, many people will benefit from his gift.
A natural athlete, Tyler played basketball and baseball in elementary school. In high school, he was a proud member of the Camden Hills Wrestling team competing in the 138-pound class, after playing as a starter during his middle school years. His tenacious spirit and self-discipline enabled him to always do his best. His encouragement and support of his teammates and coaches will be greatly missed. As a ninth-grader, Tyler took the time to mentor and work with the middle school team.
Tyler was also a talented wide receiver on the Windjammer football team. At Camden Hills, he enjoying learning about small engine, automobile mechanics and auto body work through the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland.
Tyler was a high energy person and was always up for a challenge. At the age of 8, he learned how to do Sudoku puzzles and taught his teacher how to play. "Fast and Furious" movies were his favorite and he loved to go salt and fresh water fishing. He also enjoyed four-wheeling and playing Xbox.
Tyler had a wide circle of friends and liked to spend time with them. He easily made new friends where ever he went.
Surviving are his parents, Brooke (Ryan) Borden and her husband, Shaun of Rockport; his father, Jamie Wood and his wife, Morgan of Nobleboro; sisters, Gillian Wood, Nicole Borden, Eliza Wood; brothers, Garidyn Wood, Josh Borden; maternal grandparents, Joe and Ginny Ryan; Kim and William Hraba; Laurel Taylor and Myron Benner; paternal grandparents, Valerie and Spencer Wood, Daryl Zimmerman and Cindy Chapman; great-grandparents, Joseph and Barbara Ryan, Nina Olson, Sharon Wright, Annie Wood and Bob Newbert; aunts and uncles, Katelyn Ryan; Matt Wood; Tara Wood; Melanie Zimmerman, Dyani Smith; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his great-grandfather, Clifford Olson.
The memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. at MRC, 535 West St. (Route 90), in Rockport.
If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Tyler Wood Memorial Fund, c/o The First, P.O. Box 606, Rockland, ME 04841; Mid-Coast Wrestling Club, P.O. Box 881, Camden, ME 04843 or to the Five Town Football, P.O. Box 72, Rockport, ME 04856.
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.