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James Howard Wilber
Birth: Mar. 3, 1932
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1983
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Picture, USS Rochester Award Cemetery

"In Memory of My Brother"
James Howard is the son of Leon Fowler & Cora Ross Wilber. He died in Texas on a business trip at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife Emilia Klotz Wilber of Albuquerque, two children, Jacqueline & James, his two sisters, Doris Jean (William) McHugh, Betty Joan {Pierson) and three brothers, Leon Edwin "Skip" (Joleen), Larry and Charles Politt, and his mother Cora Politt.

Jim served on the USS Rochester in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and received a commendation because he was a "spotter" and noticed a puff of smoke on the shore in Korea while on the Rochester. He reported this and the Rochester fired on what appeared to be a residence but turned out to be an ammunition storage building.

Jim returned home to Detroit and lived at his family home in Detroit until his marriage in 1957. He worked at Grinnell Bros. with his father who was Organ Service Manager for over 50 years. He left Grinnell's and formed Metro Organ Service with Herb Haeger. Sometime in the early 1970's, Jim sold his share of the business and his family moved first to California then to New Mexico where he had a business connected to the cable industry.

Jim is very missed by his sister, Betty Joan. 
 
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  Leon Fowler Wilber (1907 - 1978)
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Betty Joan Cogan
Record added: Apr 08, 2008
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James Howard Wilber
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James Howard Wilber
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James Howard Wilber
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Thank you for your service to our country in the US Navy. Until we meet again, dearest brother, you are very loved. Little Sister Joanie
- Betty Joan Cogan
 Added: Apr. 8, 2008
 
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