Ervin William Wood
Ervin William Wood

October 17, 1969 - September 24, 2018
Born in Philadelphia, PA
Resided in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania


Ervin William Wood was born on October 17, 1969 to
Mildred Lee Wood and William Irvin Wood who both
preceded him in death. On Monday, September 24, 2018
Ervin passed peacefully at 4:22 a.m.
Ervin graduated 5th in his class from Murrell Dobbins
A.V.T. High School in 1987. He continued his education at
the Community College of Philadelphia earning his
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Degree. He
furthered his education and attended Temple University
graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration
Degree and he was a member of the National Association
of Black Accountants (NABA).
In 1987 before entering the Community College of
Philadelphia Ervin and Clarence, his older brother, went
on a double, blind date where Ervin met his wife to be for
the very first time. Ervin and Mendeara became best
friends for over 31 years, uniting in holy matrimony on
July 5, 2000.
Ervin grew up in North Philadelphia and attended the
Mediator Lutheran Church as a child. He accepted Jesus
Christ as his personal Savior at Deliverance Evangelistic
Church and served as a Deacon. Later in life Ervin joined
his wife’s family church, First Corinthian Baptist Church.
Ervin worked for Wordsworth Academy, the I.R.S.,
Somnia/Gevurtz Furniture, Quest Diagnostics, Mercy
Douglass Human Services Affiliate, F. W. Woolworth,
Research Corporation of America and Robert Half
Ervin enjoyed spending time with his family. He
played XBOX, board games and sports with his nieces and
nephews (Junior, Heather, Darrin, Corey, DeVante, Sierra,
Chavalier, Marquise and Zari) as they visited him and
Aunt Mendy over the weekends. He gave them advice
and attended many of their extracurricular functions and
was a father figure to some.
Ervin was an avid fan of professional sports teams in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, especially the Philadelphia
The Obituary
The Measure Of A Man
Not — “How did he die”?
But — “How did he live?”
Not — “What did he gain?”
But — “What did he give?”
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not — What was his Church?
Nor what was his creed?
But — Had he befriended
Those really in need?
Not — “What did the sketch in the newspaper say?”
But — “How many are sorry that he passed away?”
Ervin leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife,
Mendeara; 3 brothers, Clarence, Anthony and William; 5
aunts, Maryann, Geraldine, Catherine, Margaret and
Celeste; 6 uncles, Joshaway, Milton, Thomas, Lonnie,
Willie and Lonnie of Charlotte, NC; Mother-In-Law,
Beatrice Floyd; 1 Uncle-In-Law, Fred; 10 Sisters-In-Law,
Viyae, Justine, Adrienne, Joise, Calvinette, Katrina, Felicia,
Carol, Charyle and Christine; 7 Brothers-In-Law, Anthony,
Curtis, Viller, Horace, Harold, George and John; a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and
his beloved pets, Dutch, Cocoa, Milo, Royal and Chirp.

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First Corinthian Baptist Church
5101 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19143
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Corinthian Baptist Church
5101 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19143
Saturday, October 6, 2018
11:00 AM
Fernwood Cemetery
6501 Baltimore Avenue
Fernwood, PA US 19050
Saturday, October 6, 2018