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James Parker Wilson ’46

Published in Mar. 6, 1996, issue

Jim Wilson died Apr. 23, 1995, in Nashua, N.H., after a long illness. He was born in Blakely, Penn., and attended Scranton Central H.S. Jim remained at Princeton until May 1944, playing football, baseball, and hockey.

Jim joined the Army in 1944 and after an ASTP stint at Penn State went on to OCS and served as a lieutenant in the Signal Corps during the occupation of Germany. Prior to his illness Jim had been a franchise director for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Nashua, Manchester, and Keene, N.H. Earlier Jim had been employed by ALD, a branch of Westinghouse. Jim was a Mason and a member of the Congregational Church of Manchester.

Jim leaves his wife, Phyllis, two sons, Thomas and James, five daughters, Lora, Jennifer, Holly, Judy, and Susan, and eight grandchildren. Jim was well liked and respected as a community leader, and he will be sorely missed.

To Phyllis, and to their children and grandchildren, we send our sympathy. All of us who knew Jim will mourn the loss of a friend and loyal classmate.

The Class of 1946

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