Donald E. “Donnie” Wilson Jr., age 45, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Ithaca. He was born on January 11, 1968 in Ithaca to Donald E. and Ann E. Searle Wilson.
Donnie graduated from Wellsville High School in 1986 where he played three different sports and especially loved playing baseball. Donnie later attended Buffalo State College. He enjoyed being a chef and he was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Donnie worked at Cornell University for 14 years where he was a member of the UAW #2300. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #1253and had been a member of the Elks Lodge #1495. Donnie will be remembered for his great love of his family and friends.
Survivors include: his mother Ann E. Searle (William) Hendrick of Wellsville; his father Donald E. Wilson Sr.; a sister Bridgette Wilson Norton of Akron; 2 nieces, Allison and Grace Norton; maternal grandmother Elizabeth “Betty” Searle of Wellsville; several aunts uncles and cousins; many long time friends including his best friend Charlie Hunsinger.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 12 noon to 2pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, New York. At 2 pm a funeral service will take place in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wellsville Baseball Boosters, 126 West State Street Wellsville, New York 14895.