William F. Wilkinson

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William F. Wilkinson

AGE: 84 •

William F. "Wilkie" Wilkinson, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro at the age of 84. Mr. Wilkinson was born in Mt. Holly and was a lifelong resident of Burlington, graduating from Wilbur Watts High School in Burlington. He was a Navy veteran serving on naval blimps during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by the Burlington County Bridge Commission, serving for 35 years until his retirement. Wilkie was an avid fisherman who loved surf fishing for striped bass at Island Beach State Park, as well as fishing off the Burlington Promenade. He was an expert at making custom fishing rods and lures and was a master woodworker.

William was predeceased by his sister Delores Wilkinson-Sundin. He is survived by his wife Joyce (nee Burke), his children; William A. Wilkinson, James Lee Wilkinson and Tara Lea Wilkinson, his grandchildren; Brittany, Kristen, Ashley, William, Travis, Jennifer, Jamie and Kelsey Wilkinson and Ryan Afanador, his great-grandchildren Branden, Daylah, Raelynn and Anniyah as well as his nieces Eileen and Cindy.

A memorial service will be held 8pm, Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington. Friends and relatives may visit with the family at the funeral home Monday from 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the New Testament Baptist Church, 381 Ward Ave., Trenton, NJ 08619 would be appreciated by his family. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family through www.pagefuneralhome.com.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on May 5, 2013
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