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Dorothy Wilson, nursing education director
June 26, 1923 -- Feb. 27, 2006

Dorothy T. Wilson, a nursing education director with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, died of kidney failure Monday in her Alden home. She was 82.

Born in Buffalo, Miss Wilson graduated from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. In 1956, she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing supervision from the University of Buffalo and went on to earn her master's degree there in nursing administration and supervision in 1961.

From 1951 to 1952, she served with the Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War. She also served at Litterman Army Hospital in San Francisco and the 382nd General Hospital in Osaka, Japan. She remained in the Army Reserve until 1979, retiring as a colonel.

She worked as a clinical nursing instructor at D'Youville College from 1965 to 1973, then served as director of nursing education and assistant director of nursing at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She retired in 1983.

Miss Wilson was a member of the American Nurses Association, Reserve Officers Association, Oncology Nursing Society, American Association for Cancer Education and the Alden Senior Center. She was also a published writer and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Cancer Care.

She enjoyed traveling, golfing, crafts and walking.

Miss Wilson is survived by a brother, James of Tennessee.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 13021 W. Main St., Alden.


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