Walter Albert Wilson


Walter Albert Wilson

Death 10 Nov 1990 (aged 85)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 17589902 View Source

World War 2

WALTER A. "MIKE" WILSON, 85, of 3412 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, died Saturday of heart failure in St. Francis Hospital, where he had been a patient.

Mr. Wilson and his wife, Rose Buffington Wilson, whom he married in 1945, owned and operated Buffington's, a general store in Claymont which was founded in 1929 by her parents, William F. and Adele Buffington. The Wilsons took over the store's operation in 1965, when Mrs. Buffington died.

They closed the business and retired in 1975. The store had been open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, closing only on special holidays, Rose Wilson recalled before they went out of business.

Mr. Wilson had worked at Worth Steel Mill and at the 7-Up bottling plant, both in Claymont.

He served in the Army Engineer Corps during World War II. He was a lifetime member of Claymont Fire Company, a member of American Legion, Hall Burke Post 5447, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Holly Oak and Corinthian Lodge and attended Atonement United Methodist Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Clarence E. of Levittown, Pa., and a sister, Hulda Cooper of Freeport, Pa.

Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverview Cemetery, 33rd and North Market streets. There will be no viewing.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Claymont Fire Company, or Atonement United Methodist Church, Claymont.

(The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, 13 Nov 1990 (Tuesday), Page B4)


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