Tonawanda News


May 5, 2014

David E. Wilson

KENMORE — David E. Wilson, age 70, of North Tonawanda, May 5, 2014 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, after a brief illness. Mr. Wilson had retired from Columbus McKinnon  after 44 years of service. He had been a member of the Gratwick Hose Fire Co. for 47 years and was named the 2006 "Firefighter of the Year." He was a member of the Firefighters Benevolent Association and the North Tonawanda Emergency Management Team. He was an avid golfer and loved his pets.

Beloved husband of Linda (White) Wilson. Dear father of Scott (Teresa) Wilson of North         Tonawanda and the late Cindy Wilson. Loving grandfather of Stephen Lozo, Chelsey Wilson and Zachary Wilson. Son of Ralph and Violet Wilson; brother of Ralph Wilson III and Timothy (Susan) Wilson; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda on Wednesday & Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 AM, the Rev. David Beutel will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Erie County S.P.C.A., 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150; or to Buffalo C.A.R.E.S. Animal Rescue, 470 Two Mile Creek Rd., Tonawanda 14150.  

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