Thomas Wilson, 70, store owner

September 26, 2005

Thomas Royston Wilson, former owner of a Glen Burnie appliance store, died of emphysema Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 70.

Mr. Wilson was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park. He was a 1953 graduate of Southern High School and served three years with the Army's 101st Airborne Division.

He managed an Eddie's supermarket and a Safeway until 1980, when he established Kay's Appliances. He sold the business and retired in 2000.

Mr. Wilson, a war buff, enjoyed watching the History Channel and collecting World War II videos. He also was a member of the Glen Burnie Elks Club.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. today.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Janice Helen Stetz; three sons, Ricky Wilson and David Wilson, both of Pasadena, and Kelly Wilson of Dundalk; two daughters, Kimberly Wright of Hampton, Va., and Kim Kildoft of Catonsville; three stepsons, Kurt Geisinger of Fairfax, Va., Kenneth Geisinger II of Hanover and James Geisinger of Gambrills; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

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