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WILLIAM WILSON


1940 - 2020
WILLIAM WILSON Obituary

Rev. William P. Wilson, 80, formerly of Falls, passed away Nov. 6, 2020, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in New York City on June 26, 1940, he was the son of the late William H. and Frances V. McElroy Wilson.

Father Bill was a priest from the Archdiocese of Newark, but served at several churches from the area over the years including: Nativity B.V.M., Tunkhannock; St. Barbara (former St. Cecelia), Exeter; St. John the Evangelist, Pittston; and Sacred Heart of Jesus, Dupont.

He is survived by a niece, Nancy Ryan-Fitzgerald and her husband Michael; a nephew, Christopher Ryan and his wife Sunny; and several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Father Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Wilson Ryan.

Rev. William P. Wilson's Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, celebrated by Rev. Patrick Albert, pastor.

Interment followed in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover N.J.

A viewing was held on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock.

Those of you who were unable to attend Father Bill's service can leave an online condolence at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com under Rev. William Wilson's tribute page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Father Bill's name to the Capuchin Sisters' Support Fund, c/o Nativity BVM, P.O. Box 186, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Please visit the funeral home website to share memories or extend condolences.


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