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James A. Wilkinson, 72, died Saturday, April 15, 2017. Born in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of John and Dorothy (Kelley) Wilkinson; beloved husband of 44 years to Susanne (Quinlan) Wilkinson; loving father of Kathryn (David) Hoke; brother of Stephan Wilkinson; and proud grandfather of John Genet. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Jim served in the Navy and worked for the Office of Management and Budget and the Cost of Living Council in Washington, D.C. Moving to Pittsburgh to attend Duquesne Law School, he became involved in several nonprofit boards, such as the Andy Warhol Museum, and he became a life trustee of the Carnegie Institute. His final employment ended in August 2015 when he retired as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
There will be no visitation. Professional services are entrusted to Ball Funeral Chapel. A memorial will be announced at a later date.
Published in The Herald on Apr. 20, 2017
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