ROBERT MASON WILSON

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ROBERT MASON WILSON BERLIN, Md. - Robert Mason Wilson, 90, of Berlin, Md., died peacefully in Atlantic General Hospital, after a short illness, on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. He was born in Cranston, R.I., in May of 1923 to Thomas Ford Wilson and Florence Turner and graduated from Cranston High School. At the end of the sophomore year, he and his entire class at Virginia Military Institute enlisted in the U.S. Army; he served in Europe during WWII, seeing action at the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Bronze Star for bravery and was later discharged with the rank of lieutenant. After his military service, he graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After completing executive training with Ford Motor Company in Detroit, he decided the city life was not for him and his family, and then opened Ford's first dealership in Bennington County. Mr. Wilson later served in a number of positions for the State of Vermont, including State Senator for Bennington County, member of the Vermont Highway Board, Commissioner of Economic Development, and for two terms as Secretary of Administration. During the 1980s, Mr. Wilson served in several positions at Johns Hopkins University including Director of Business Policy, Chief Human Resources Officer. He retired as Vice President of Personnel Programs in 1991. During his time at the University he also earned a Master of Liberal Arts in History. After retirement and moving to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, he served on several civic boards of Worcester County and his South Point neighborhood, working to improve the environment and quality of life. After the war, he was married to the late Marilyn (Mimi) Mundy and they had three children. During their marriage they resided in Kennebunkport, Maine, Bennington, Waitsfield, Burlington, Montpelier, and Middlebury, Vt. They were later divorced. In 1986, he and Carol Frances Tassi were married and they made their home on Maryland's Eastern Shore ever since. He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Carol; son, Turner Wilson and his partner, Cheri Perry of Brownfield, Maine; daughter, Mundy Wilson Piper and husband, Win Piper of Etna, N.H.; son, Peter Jennings Wilson of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Donald Wilson of Jupiter, Fla.; stepsons, Frederick Quaster of Baltimore, Md., Jeffrey and Terry Quaster of Newcastle, Del., and Kenneth Quaster of Hamburg, Pa.; brother-inlaw, Russell and Robin Mundy of Burnsville, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Ellen Miras of Westford, Mass.; grandchildren, Rachel Miras-Wilson Fiorill, Ely Miras-Wilson, Seth Libby, Hannah Libby, and Emma Libby; step-grandchildren, Lauren and Lindsey Quaster, Jimmy, Anthony, Caitlyn, and Faith Haslam, and Michael Schools; many nieces and nephews; and innumerable friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Wilson Jr. of Wickford, R.I., and Richard Wilson of Warwick, R.I. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbage funeralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street  Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2111
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 19, 2013
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