Deepest condolences to the loved ones of Math major Philip Wood on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
“We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “Officials from the U.S. Embassies in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing are in contact with the individuals’ families. Out of respect for them, we are not providing additional information at this time.”
Among them is Philip Wood, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1985 according to school spokeswoman Risa Forrester. He earned a bachelor of science degree, concentrating in math and computer science, and belonged to the Delta Gamma Sigma service organization, Forrester said.
On Oklahoma Christian’s Facebook page, one woman lamented the “heartbreaking news” while a man remembered Wood as “gentle, kind, had great taste in music and was a wonderful artist.”
“Philip Wood was a man of God, a man of honor and integrity. His word was gold,” his family said in a statement. “Incredibly generous, creative and intelligent, Phil cared about people, his family, and above all, Christ.