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The Life of JOHN WILSON III

  John H. Wilson III, 88, of Baden, passed into eternity on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, after living independently at his home “Rocky Oaks” since 1958. John lived a full and interesting life complete with exotic but frugal vacations and expeditions to six continents and all of the 50 United States. He was a U.S. Navy veteran (Korean era) and loved his country. He also loved climbing, trekking, scuba diving, history and genealogical research. John was a long-time member of the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh (ECP), which inspired much of his travel, also serving as club historian for several years. He volunteered at the 1826 Captain William Vicary House historic mansion in Freedom for many years. John’s wife, Patricia, of almost 49 years, preceded him in 2003. He is survived by his four children, C. Jayne Wilson, Robert Wilson, Susan Karsky and David Wilson; his sister-in-law, Barbara Miller, as well as nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, all of whom he loved dearly. He will be missed by his family and many others. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Graveside services at 11 a.m. on Friday in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Everyone please meet at the cemetery office (Butler Street) at 10:45 a.m. Masks and social distancing required at the funeral home and cemetery.

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