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William J. Wilbur Sr.

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William J. Wilbur Sr. died Friday at home. His wife of 65 years is Edith A. Pickering Wilbur.

Born Feb. 21, 1921, in Chinchilla, son of the late Stanley and Martha Thomas Wilber, he owned and operated Wilbur's Lakewood Garage for more than 35 years. He started his career as a bus driver for White Line Bus and also worked for County Rambler in Montrose and for PennDOT. He loved to work with wood, built many birdhouses, and was very fond of his grandchildren. He was also a great neighbor and friend. He and his wife became members of the Heart Lake Methodist Church when they moved from Montrose to Heart Lake in 1946. He passed away surrounded by his family.

Also surviving are nine children, Nancy and husband, Marvin Ledbetter, South Carolina; Peggy and husband, Ron Bailey, New York; Carol and husband, Glen Mead, Montrose; Elaine Ehrenberg, Brooklyn, Pa.; Bill and wife, Kathy Wilbur, Oakland, Pa.; Marcia and husband, Dave Mullen, Binghamton, N.Y.; Thomas and wife, Elaine Wilbur; Daniel and wife, Kathy Wilbur, Montrose; and Ruth Ann Jones, South Montrose; a brother, Stanley and wife, Laudie Wilber, Havertown, Pa.; a sister, Ruth Brown, Hallstead; a sister-in-law, Reba Pickering, Vestal Center, Endicott, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Dr. David B. Smith of Columbia, S.C., officiating. Interment, Maplewood Cemetery, Kingsley.

Visitations will be Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 14, 2008
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