Joshua Warren Wood III of Lawrenceville was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and came north to attend Princeton University, graduating in 1963. Warren commanded an artillery battery in Germany during the Cold War, studied law under future US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the University of Virginia (‘71), and helped lead the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for three decades as Vice President & General Counsel, shepherding its growth from a startup to the largest healthcare philanthropy in the US. His passions included literature, opera, baseball and wine.
He lived a life of service, giving his body for his country’s defense, his life’s labor for public health, and his heart to the arts. His service fulfilled, Joshua Warren Wood III, 79, died Friday, January 15, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Son of the late Joshua Warren and Mary Evelyn (Carter) Wood, Jr., he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marcia Ramsey Wood, a daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Kent Yeh, a son and daughter-in-law Joshua Warren and Michele Wood IV, sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Bobby Harrell, and three grandchildren: Emily Yeh, Madeleine Wood and Joshua Warren (Jack) Wood V.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions funeral services will be private.
Burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mission and Outreach Fund of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.