ALTHEA L. WILBUR

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ALTHEA L. WILBUR (Age 85)  
HARLEY D. WILBUR (Age 86)  

Althea L. Wilbur died at home April 15, 2014, of natural causes. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, and attended the University of Michigan. She sang in the Washington Oratorio Society and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Rainbow House shelter, and the Women's Community Club of Kensington.
Her husband of 63 years, Captain Harley D. Wilbur, USN (Retired), died at home July 10, 2014, of natural causes.
Captain Wilbur was born in Pontiac, MI, and joined the Navy in 1945. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Michigan. Captain Wilbur flew as a Naval aviator and patrol squadron commander, served as Director for Naval Matters at the Center for Naval Analyses, and completed his active duty as Commanding Officer of the NROTC Unit at the University of Rochester in 1975, where he received the Navy Commendation Medal. Captain Wilbur worked at Vitro Corporation and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory until his retirement in 1990.
Captain and Mrs. Wilbur were residents of Kensington MD for 36 years. Survivors include children Kimberly Wilbur, Russell Wilbur, and Gwenan Wilbur, and granddaughters Carly, Miranda, Sasha, and Emily.
Services for both Althea and Harley Wilbur will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, at a future date.


Published in The Washington Post on July 28, 2014
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