W. Robert “Bob” Wilson, 92, of Mechanicsburg, went into the
presence of his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017 at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg.
He was born on May 19, 1924 in Canton, Ohio, and was a son of the late Brush Oscar Wilson and Sue (Grant) Wilson.
He was married for 58 years to his beloved wife, the late Ethel E. (Harris) Wilson, who passed away on August 27, 2007.
His greatest joy in life was his family, for whom he was a loving provider, protector, and guide.
Bob graduated in
1942 from Crafton High School in Pittsburgh. He was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from
1943 to 1946. He graduated from Yale University (School of Engineering) in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Industrial Administration. Bob retired in 1984 after 37 years of service with PPG Industries.
He was the Personnel Manager for the company’s glass division in Pittsburgh. He formerly attended
Boiling Springs Bible Fellowship.
He is survived by two sons; William R. (Janice) Wilson, Jr. of Adams, MA
and Douglas S. (Rebecca) Wilson of Mechanicsville, VA, two daughters; Cynthia (William) Wirl of Boiling Springs and Lynn Stahler
(Jeff) Seavy of Bolivia, NC, 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by one son-in-law, Jerald Stahler, one brother, Grant Wilson and one sister, Ruth Willner.
will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with
his nephew, Rev. Mark Justice officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle with
military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday,
March 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Visit www.Since1853.com
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Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Lynn (Skaggs) and John Davis
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