Donald E. Wilson Jr.

Wilson, Donald E., Jr.

Newfield: Donald E. "Donnie" Wilson Jr., age 45, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Ithaca. He was born on January 11, 1968 in Ithaca to Donald E. and Ann E. Searle Wilson. Donnie graduated from Wellsville High School in 1986 where he played three different sports and especially loved playing baseball. Donnie later attended Buffalo State College. He enjoyed being a chef and he was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Donnie worked at Cornell University for 14 years where he was a member of the UAW #2300. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #1253 and had been a member of the Elks Lodge #1495. Donnie will be remembered for his great love of his family and friends. Survivors include: his mother, Ann E. Searle (William) Hendrick of Wellsville; his father, Donald E. Wilson Sr.; a sister, Bridgette Wilson Norton of Akron; 2 nieces, Allison and Grace Norton; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth "Betty" Searle of Wellsville; several aunts, uncles and cousins; many longtime friends, including his best friend, Charlie Hunsinger. Friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY. At 2 p.m. a funeral service will take place in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wellsville Baseball Boosters, 126 West State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences please visit

Published in Ithaca Journal on Apr. 4, 2013