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Robert J. ""Captain Bob"" Wilson

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Robert J. ""Captain Bob"" Wilson Obituary
Robert J. Wilson

"Captain Bob"

AGE: 76 • Wilmington

Bob Wilson, 76 of Wilmington, peacefully passed away surrounded by his devoted family on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Bob was born in Wilmington on May 30, 1940, son of the late James Beckett and Dorothy (Brown) Wilson. He was employed as Production Manager with Hewlett Packard and retired in 1995 after 36 years of service. Following his retirement, Bob fulfilled his dream of obtaining his captain's license and enjoyed the time on his boat, the AJ, lovingly named after his children Ashle and Jamie, and spent many years on the water in Indian River and Lewes. Bob loved his summers spent between Broadkill Beach and The Henlopen in Rehoboth. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy, and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and the Lewes Yacht Club.

Bob will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Carol Dellose Wilson; his daughter, Ashle Wilson Bailey and her husband, Scott; his son, James B. Wilson of Key West, FL; and his grandchildren, Wilson, Rhett, Amanda and Lauren. He is also survived by his sister, Eva Lessig; his nephew, Steven Lessig; and his sister-in-law, Evelyn Freeman and her husband, Paul.

Family and friends are invited to visit at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and DuPont Streets, Wilmington on Wednesday, July 20 from 10:00AM-12:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following the visitation.

Entombment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Ministry of Caring, 506 N. Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 (

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