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W. Janney Wilson Notice


On June 15, 2014, W. Janney Wilson, age 83, passed away at Broadmead, Cockeysville, MD, due to esophageal cancer. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. Wilson, devoted father of Jeannette Hope Wiedenmann, loving grandfather of William, Daniel, and Michael Wiedenmann, and step father of Peter Brown, Elizabeth O'Donoghue, Michael Brown and five step grandchildren; Sarah, Devin, Keelin and Emma O'Donoghue and Samantha Brown. He grew up on a dairy farm in Purcellville, VA. A lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), he devoted his life to peace work. Following his conscience, he strongly resisted the Selective Service Act during the Korean war, spending a year's time incarcerated in Petersburg, VA. He graduated from Penn State University. After the Wilson family dairy operation closed down, he did custom farming in Loudoun Co., VA, and worked for the monks at Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA driving their bread truck to Washington, D.C.. His gentle nature and warm smile will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. A memorial service will be held at Broadmead, 13801 York Rd. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at Goose Creek Friends Meeting, 18204 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, VA preceded by a memorial service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janney's name to Goose Creek Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 105, Lincoln, VA 20160.
Published in Baltimore Sun on June 18, 2014
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