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James D. Wilson

James D. Wilson

Wednesday, September 12th, 1934 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Obituary

JAMES D. WILSON, 85 of Delta, PA passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in his home. He was the beloved husband for 61 years of the late Beverly C. (Eaton) Wilson.

Born on September 12, 1934 in Oxford, PA, he was a son of the late James Clemet and Lydia (Brown) Wilson and a graduate of Oxford Area High School. Jim was proud of his dedication to his country, serving 2 years in the US Army before making a career with the US Air Force for 20 years, retiring from Andrews Air Force Base. Following his service, he worked for Harford County Government as an inspector of the roadways.

Jim was dedicated to his community giving 66 years as a volunteer firefighter for Delta-Cardiff VFC and when Whiteford opened its firehouse, he dedicated additional years of service to the Maryland side of the community. He was known to volunteer for the Delta Carnival, the Mason-Dixon Fair and the fire police.

Proud of his family heritage with Abraham Lincoln, he portrayed the late president in parades, events and was asked to read the Gettysburg Address at the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

A family man at heart, he enjoyed holidays, gatherings and spending time with each one.

He is survived by:
Three children-
Robin C. Turner and her companion, Douglas E. Mentlik of Glen Rock, PA
Lisa M. Wagg and her husband, David “Doc” of York, PA
Gerald D. Wilson of Delta, PA

Six grandchildren-
Ryan S. Fox, Lydia C. Buchanan, Sheena M. Greek, Gavin B. Jones, Stephen C. Baldwin, Jr. and Victoria A. Baldwin

Six great grandchildren-
Cadan B. Jones, Haley C. Buchanan, Seth E. Buchanan, Jameson B. Jones, Jonathan W. Greek and Milena Shae Jones.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lydia Allene Boyd.

Viewings will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, the 30th at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Parish, 1021 St. Mary’s Road, Pylesville, MD with church pastor, Reverend A. Henry Kunkel, III as celebrant. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

His family would appreciate memorial contributions to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105 www.st.jude.org
Delta Cardiff VFC, 500 Main St., Delta, PA 17314 www.deltacardiffvfc.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Harkins Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    600 Main Street
    DELTA, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Harkins Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    600 Main Street
    DELTA, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mary Catholic Parish
    Address
    1021 St. Mary's Road
    PYLESVILLE, MD 21132
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend A. Henry Kunkel, III
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    1021 St. Mary's Road
    PYLESVILLE, MD 21132
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    Notes
    Full military honors will be presented by the United States Air Force Honor Guard including the Ceremonial Gun Volley.
  • Reception

    Location
    St. Mary Catholic Parish
    Address
    1021 St. Mary's Road
    PYLESVILLE, MD 21132
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    Notes
    Please join the family in the social hall immediately following the interment for a time of refreshments and fellowship.

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Fred Rush

Posted at 10:57am
My prayers and condolences go out to the Wilson Family. Worked with Jim many years at Harford County DPW, a fine gentleman and a pleasure to have known him.
JH

Janet Holbrook

Posted at 01:07pm
So sorry for your loss we will miss JD “poppy” Wilson. Who has always been a great friend and Neighbor. Love Janet and Larry Holbrook and the Wiley family. Luv u JD!
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