Arlette T. Wilson, pianist and real estate agent

August 30, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Arlette T. Wilson, a classical pianist who later worked in real estate sales, died Aug. 23 in her sleep at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 87.

Arlette Tetu was born in Providence, R.I., and raised on Menlo Drive in Baltimore.

A child prodigy, she was a 1939 graduate of Peabody Preparatory and Forest Park High School.

In 1942, she earned a teaching certificate.

Four years later, she was awarded the Peabody Conservatory's artists' diploma.

For many years, Mrs. Wilson taught piano privately in her home and at Bryn Mawr School and Camp Asquam in New Hampshire.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Mrs. Wilson worked in real estate sales for Donald E. Grempler Realty.

She was married in 1944 to Meredith R. Wilson, a lawyer and land developer, and the couple built homes in the Baltimore County communities of Phoenix, Towson and Cockeysville. He died last year.

Mrs. Wilson, a longtime Timonium resident, lived in Boca Raton, Fla., before returning to Baltimore in 2001.

She was an avid golfer and was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, Hillendale Country Club, and the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., where a memorial service was held yesterday.

Surviving are two sons, David A. Wilson of Lutherville and James L. Wilson of Timonium; two daughters, Pamela W. Tillman of Timonium and Kimberly W. Hershfeld of Millers; a sister, Suzanne T. Kiorpes of Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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