|Birth: ||May 8, 1920|
|Death: ||May 25, 2003|
Author. A 1942 graduate of Harvard University, he served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter "USS Tampa". After the war, he wrote 15 novels, the most famous being "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit". It was made into an award winning film and translated into 26 languages. Other novels included "Summer Place" (also made into a film), "Ice Brothers", "Pacific Interlue", and "Voyage to Somewhere". Upon his death from alzheimers disease, he was cremated and scattered from his former ship. (bio by: Chuck Kearns)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: scattered from CGC Tampa
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Chuck Kearns
Record added: Jan 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12936974
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Your civilian books are okay but the novels based on your Coast Guard service are timeless. "Ice Brothers" alone make you an American Classic and will stand long after anybody cares about gray flannel suits. Semper Fi Skipper!|
Added: Jan. 6, 2014
My dad, Charles Sabbides also served on the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa in the Greenland patrol during WWII. Rest in peace Lieutenant Wilson.|
charlyn sabbides gibson
Added: Jun. 23, 2013
To one of those underappreciated American authors, who do so much for the culture and are not properly recognized. 'The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit' will stand out for a long time as an example of American life prior to the big changes that were to come...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 15, 2012
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