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Halford J. Wilkinson


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Halford J. Wilkinson

Norfolk - (Hal) passed away peacefully at home Monday July 9. Hal grew up in Oconomowoc WI but was a longtime resident of Norfolk, a city he absolutely adored. An insurance agent in his professional years, after he retired he became an artist, a schoolteacher and an actor, acting in several popular TV shows and movies. Hal volunteered for nearly all of the area's Arts organizations, giving generously of his time back to the community he loved. An accomplished artist he won several coveted awards for his paintings. Hal also studied for and earned his designation as a Master Docent through The Chrysler Museum of Art. For all this, Hal was awarded the prestigious Alli Award as Philanthropist of the Year. Hal is predeceased by wife Gloria, and is survived by wife Sandy, daughters Margaret (John) Petitjean, Martha Wilkinson, Patty (Brad) Merker, Brigid (Eric) Leonetti and Kate (Greg) Graff. A Memorial Service will be at Blessed Sacrament, 6400 Newport Ave, Norfolk, Thursday July 12 at 7pm, with reception to follow.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 11, 2018
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