Donald Gee Wiland, 66, CPA, auditor

December 17, 2005

Donald Gee Wiland, a certified public accountant and auditor, died of cancer Sunday at his Odenton home. He was 66.

Family members said he was born in Akron, Ohio, at home during a snowstorm. The Akron Beacon Journal described his birth as a "miracle" because he reportedly did not breathe for 30 minutes after delivery. A doctor called to the home ran him under hot and cold water until he started breathing. He suffered no ill health as a result.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1961 from the University of Virginia's School of Commerce in Charlottesville, where he was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity. He earned a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.

Mr. Wiland served in the Army from 1961 to 1964 and had assignments in Seoul, South Korea; Fort Jackson, S.C.; and Fort Eustis, Va.

He worked as an auditor and comptroller for Arthur Anderson LLP, Price Waterhouse and Par Construction. At his death, he was an accountant and auditor for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington.

Mr. Wiland was a longtime member of the Eastern Assembly of God in Dundalk, where he taught adult Bible classes.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Duda-Ruck Funeral of Dundalk, 7922 Wise Ave.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Glenda Lee Gartner; a son, Eric Gartner Wiland of St. Louis; a daughter, Kristy Wiland Goulden, of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, George William Wiland Jr., of Tulsa Okla.; and two granddaughters.

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