Wilson, Doris B.

May 03, 2004

On April 30, 2004 DORIS B. WILSON, age 89, died at Oak Crest Village in Parkville, MD. She grew up in Philadelphia, where she had been Director of Volunteer Services for the Philadelphia Public School System, for many years. She was on the Board of Directors at Channel 12, the American Red Cross, Women in Education, of which she was a co-founder, Educational Chairperson of Interested Negroes Inc. and the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia. After her retirement in 1983, she was president and director of the Association of School Retirees. She moved to Toms River, New Jersey where she continued to be involved with many organizations, including the South Jersey Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society, the AAUW and the Toms River Yacht Club. In 2000 she moved to Oak Crest Village to be closer to her children who live in the area. She filled her days with swimming, bridge, college courses and the in-house TV program called "Mind Over Memory". After receiving her teaching certificate from the Philadelphia Normal School, she taught until she married H. Gilbert Wilson in 1936. In 1960 she returned to teaching and received her Bachelor of Science in Education, in 1963 and her Master of Education in 1965 from Temple University, in Philadelphia. She is survived by her sons, Donald G. Wilson of Severna Park, MD., David W. Wilson of Winfield, PA., her daughter Jane W. Michael of Timonium, MD., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The American Heart Assoc., The American Red Cross, The Scholarship Fund at Oak Crest Village or the Benevolent Fund at Oak Crest Village. Memorial Service will be at Oak Crest Village in Parkville, date to be determined.

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