Howard H. Wilson

January 31, 2013

THREE MILE BAY, N.Y.  —  Howard H. Wilson, 91, of Three Mile Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday night.

Born Nov. 23, 1921, in Surrey, England, the son of Thomas A. M. and Leah King Wilson, he came to the U.S. in 1926 and graduated from Bloomfield, N.J., High School. 

His education at Columbia University was interrupted by his distinguished service in World War II’s European Theater. 

Following his marriage in June 1942, Howard graduated from Columbia University.

He went on to a 32 year career at the NY Bell Telephone Company, from which he retired in 1981. Howard cultivated many friendships during his career and the group reunited annually for 30 years to celebrate the “Wilson Open”.

Mr. Wilson will be remembered for his great love of family and friends.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 70 years, Bette (Pierson) Wilson, Three Mile Bay; four sons and their wives, Ronald K. (Theresa), Oswego, Dr. George D. (Kimberly), Pittsburgh, Pa., Peter K. (Claire), Highpoint, N.C., and John C. (Diane), Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter and her husband, Catherine (Joseph) Staskiewicz, Blairstown, N.J.; 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Cape Vincent United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Pierce officiating. Private burial will be in the spring. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb, 1, at Cleveland Funeral Home, Cape Vincent.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be given in his memory to the Cape Vincent United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 593, Cape Vincent, NY or the Three Mile Bay Ambulance Fund, 8581 NYS Route 12, Three Mile Bay, NY 13693.



Information provided by Cleveland Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.