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David E. Hood, 75, of Mentor, passed away April 9, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born March 16, 1942 in Cleveland.

Mr. Hood was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country. He enjoyed fishing, working on his 1955 Chevy, listening to Elvis Presley and going to horse races. David retired as a truck driver in 2000. He was affectionately known as "Kojak" on the C.B. radio.

Survivors are his children, Daniel (Jennifer) Hood, Jennifer Thornton, and Amanda Hood; and his grandchildren, Danny, Troy, Adrianna, Nathan, and Madelynne.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen Hood.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Graveside service will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Willoughby Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Plains Road in Willoughby. Please meet at the cemetery.

In memory of David and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells St at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230.

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