Born October 19, 1941 – passed May 1, 2022.
Donald G. Wilson, 80, of Auburn passed away on May 1, 2022, at Upstate University Hospital. Born in Auburn, NY on October 19, 1941, Donald was the son of the late Donald E. and Stella Techman Wilson and a lifelong resident of the Auburn/Fleming area.
He was a lifelong communicant of St. Hyacinth’s Church. He was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School. He attended Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, PA, and graduated from Cayuga Community College.
In his earlier years, Don owned and operated Wilson Construction Co. Don was most proud of the custom homes he designed and built for his family. Don was also an accomplished draftsman/designer and worked for many local manufacturing companies, including Black Clawson, Mobil Chemical, GE, Sealright, and Goulds Pumps. He was a jack of all trades and most enjoyed the time he spent riding his tractor on his Fleming property.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara Brewster Wilson; his daughters, Cheryl (Joseph) Riccio and Suzanne Wilson (James); his grandchildren, Francesca, Emily, Juliana and Logan who affectionately called their Grandfather “Bum”. Sisters Sandra (Michael) Murphy and Mary Lavey, sister-in-law Margaret and Charles Clark. Lifelong friend Lou Patti and friends and wonderful neighbors Dan and Jackie Arquette; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his brother, Peter Wilson and his Golden Retriever Lacey.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 8th from 3pm-6pm in White Chapel Funeral Home, Inc., 197 South Street, Auburn NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 9th at 10:30 AM in St. Hyacinth Church, Auburn. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn.