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WILSON, Donald Dean, Sr.

WILSON - Donald Dean, Sr. Age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born and raised in Covington, KY, the son of the late, Ollie Wade (Jones) and Oscar Dean Wilson. He studied at UK in Lexington, where he received his PhD in Chemistry. Don started his career at Dupont in Buffalo and was transferred to Wilmington in 1969. His wife of 58 years, Marian Lorine (Whitesel) Wilson, passed away this past May. Don is survived by his 3 children, Donald Dean Wilson, Jr. and his wife Huong Thu Nguyen; Michael Gregory Wilson and Amy Lorine Trotman and her husband Todd and 2 grandsons, Oscar Dean Wilson II and Graham Edouard Wilson. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jean Roberts. A celebration of Life for Don Wilson will be held in Wilmington, DE, 3 December. For online condolences and complete obituary visit

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