He was the son of the late Charles and Alice Johnson Hood and had resided in Woodstock for the past 25 years. Mr. Hood was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Guam. After the war, he entered the first class of Harper College in Binghamton, where he received his bachelors degree. He then completed two years of graduate study at N.Y.U. He began a career with Boy's Life Magazine in 1953 until 1986, when he retired after serving as Editor-In-Chief for 22 years. He authored several books, including, The Gas House Gang, Let's Go To A Baseball Game, Let's Go To A Basketball Game, Let's Go To A Football Game, An Autobiography Called Mama's Boy, Find A Career in Photography and An Iris Ambush. He was a member of American Legion Post 452 in Mildred, Pa. and the Woodstock Golf Club. Mr. Hood was also one of the original designers of the Peace Corps, under the Kennedy Administration.