2 Bedford Place1


The occupants of 2 Bedford Place were:

#1. Walter K. Hase (1933).

Walter K. Hase married Ida M.2 Walter K. Hase was an interior decorator in New York.2,3 Walter and Ida were listed in 1931 at 13 Bolton Place, in 1933 at 2 Bedford Place, and in 1935 at 269 Doremus Ave, Glen Rock

#2. Kenneth B. Wood (from 1935 to 1946).
The value of the house in 1940 was $10,000.4

Kenneth B. Wood was born in 1894 in New York.4 Kenneth B. Wood married Phoebe B.2,5,4 Phoebe was born in 1897 in New York.4 Kenneth B. Wood was an accountant in New York. In the census he is listed as an accountant for the telephone company.2,5,4 Kenneth and Phoebe had 3 sons: Kenneth B. Jr., Stuart K. and Donald.4 Kenneth was listed in 1931 at 302-H34 Highstreet, in 1933 at 2 Beekman Place, and in 1935-46 at 2 Bedford Place.
Kenneth B. Jr. Wood was born in 1923 in New York.4
Stuart King Wood was born on 29 February 1924 in College Point, Queens County, New York.6,4 Stuart King Wood died on 26 July 2010 in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts.6
The obituary of Stuart King Wood appeared in the Cape Cod Times, (online).
     Stuart King Wood, of Yarmouthport, died early in the evening on Monday, July 26, 2010. He was 86 years old. Born at home on leap year day, Feb. 29, 1924, in College Point, Queens, N.Y., the middle of three sons to Phoebe (Wolf) and Kenneth Barrow Wood, Stu was raised in the Landmark Town, Radburn, N.J. Educated at the Radburn School and graduating from nearby Ridgewood High School, Stu entered Norwich University's Army Air Corps Air Crew Training Program, and served overseas as a second lieutenant in the 8th Air Force 303rd Bomb Group (H) "Hell's Angels" 359th Squadron, navigating B-17s in nine missions over Germany in the final months of World War II out of Molesworth, England, and was awarded the Air Medal and an honorable discharge. After the war, he joined the Williams College class of '50 for a year, then took a job driving a truck for B.F. Goodrich throughout the western half of the U.S. Returning to Radburn in '49, Stu fell in love with "Dee" Gates, married her on July 15, 1950, at the Church in Radburn, settled in their hometown and began raising a family. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Stu held executive positions in marketing and promotion with U.S. Rubber, Avon, the Amateur Athletic Union, American Cyanamid, and Pfitzer International's Coty division. In 1971, Stu moved the family to Cape Cod, purchased an old Captain's House, and became the owner and sole employee of Stuart K. Wood Fuels, delivering heating oil from his home-based business for the next 20 years. Since retiring in '95, Stu continued to work part time for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority as a dispatcher until 2007. Stu lived to nurture, support and share in the interests, talents and achievements of his four children and three grandsons. Always a passionate lover of baseball, and a diehard Red Sox fan, he instilled a love of the game in them all. On July 17 of this year, joined by their large extended family, Stu and Dee celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He went to bed that night expressing his joy for the love, pride and gratitude he felt for Dee and the life they had built together, remarking how he was as happy and content as he'd ever been. Within days he passed into the great hereafter, surrounded by his family. Stu will always be remembered for his unshakable optimism, timeless good looks, and beliefs in the Golden Rule and the fundamental goodness of the American way. His genuine interest in others, how he listened deeply and encouraged their dreams and ideas, especially those of his children and grandsons, remained active in him till the end. He was a good man and he will be missed. Stu was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Kenneth Barrow Wood Jr. and Donald Wood; brother-in-law Charles (Muriel) Gates; sister-in-law Anne Wood; nephew Andrew Wood; and old friends Sherm, Munson, Ziggy, Carm, Stan, Skip and Butch. He is survived by his wife Dee; sister-in-law Bev; children Stuart King Wood Jr., Steven Wood and his partner Claudia Chartrand, Carol Anne Wood, and Mary Lou Wood; grandsons Thacher Taylor Wood, Samuel King Wood, and Nicholas Stuart Rhodes; as well as many nieces and nephews. A graveside service is planned for Oct. 2 at Woodside Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Stu's life at his home in Yarmouthport for all who would like to join in his fond farewell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 8th Air Force Historical Society at 8thafhs.org. Notes of sympathy and comfort to the family may be submitted at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com.6

Donald Wood was born in 1927 in New York.4,7,8 Donald Wood graduated on 20 July 1944 from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood. Donald was one of the last graduating class of Radburnites of Ridgewood High School. He planned to join A-12.8,7


2 Bedford Place was not listed in the numerical directory before 1933.

Citations

  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 7A (1311), line 7-11.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S23] Obituary, online Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA), 5 Sep 2010 (online).
  7. [S29] Arrow, 1944.
  8. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.