Elwood C. Wilson
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age 94, Retired Corporate Assistant Secretary and Legal Counsel of Diebold, Incorporated after 40 years of service. He was a graduate of McKinley High School, Case Western Reserve University and the William McKinley Law School. He was a member of the Ohio Bar, and a former member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Stark County Bar Association. During World War II, he served with the 13th Air Force in the South and Southwest Pacific areas for three years. Elwood was a member of the Rotary Club of Canton, and served as Secretary for nine years, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees. He also served as chairman of the Community Avenue of Service. In 1987, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a member of the Retired Executives and Professional Men's Club, and the Canton Valley of the Scottish Rite. He was a former member of the Canton Welfare Federation Budget Committee, and served as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Civic Dinner Committee. He was a volunteer Arbitrator of the Canton Better Business Bureau and a United Fund volunteer. Elwood was a lifetime member of the Trinity United Church of Christ where he was an Elder and a Deacon, as well as Secretary of Consistory. Elwood was the son of the late Fred and Jenny Wilson, and was predeceased by his wife, Betty Wilson and brothers, Gerald S. Wilson and Melvin C. Wilson.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Gary Sautters; three grandchildren, Hillary, Todd (Leah) and Tyler Sautters; nephew, Jeffrey B. Wilson; and niece, Carole Houser.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ with Pastor Gary Proietti officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Rotary Club of Canton, 203 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH 44702 or Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Road N.W., Canton, OH 44718. Condolences may be made to:
Lamiell Funeral Home
1353 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Published in The Repository on Dec. 11, 2013