Charles Reese Wilson, 70, Rouse Co. controller

April 18, 2004

Charles Reese Wilson, former Rouse Co. controller and retired chief financial officer of the Tenacre Foundation, died of undetermined causes Monday at his home in Princeton, N.J. The former Annapolis resident was 70.

Mr. Wilson was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1951 from City College. He served in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1956, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Mr. Wilson, who began his career with the Rouse Co. in 1960, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore in 1963.

After leaving the Rouse Co. in 1970, he owned Santa's Corners Inc. and Leisure Entertainment Inc., which included Boardwalk Amusement Center in The Mall in Columbia.

He later moved to Princeton, where he served as CFO for the Tenacre Foundation, a Christian Science foundation, from 2002 until retiring this year.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 23 years, the former Winifred Dumenil; two sons, Thomas Wilson of Columbia and Scott Wilson of Eldersburg; two daughters, Susan Roberts of Ellicott City and Paula Glenos of Davie, Fla.; two sisters, Norma Crawford of Baltimore and Betty Collins of Salisbury; two stepsons, Philip Dumenil of Annapolis and Peter Dumenil of Atlanta; a stepdaughter, Nanette Wethers of Grace Valley, Calif.; and 20 grandchildren. His marriage to the former Peggy Wagner ended in divorce.

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