John A Wilson M.D.

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John A. Wilson M.D., age 98, of Tucson, Arizona passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016. Born in Rocky Ford, CO on September 7, 1917 to Isaac and Ada Wilson, he was the second of four children. At the age of two, John's family moved to Pekin, IL where he attended Pekin High School and excelled in track and softball. His education continued at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, followed by medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where he graduated in December 1943. Within days of graduation John married Helen Schahrer, his beloved wife of 72 years. Following their marriage, John served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII. After the War, John completed his residency in radiology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He practiced briefly in Yuma, AZ, before settling permanently in Tucson in 1952. He was a founding member of Radiology, LTD, where he practiced for 31 years. At age 65, John joined Group Health HMO, working until his ultimate retirement at age 78. His medical career included serving as President of the Pima County Medical Society and Chief of Staff at Tucson Medical Center. John's greatest passion was spending time with his family, especially during their extended summer vacations. His love for travel eventually took him to all seven continents. John was a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Tucson. Other interests included photography, reading, and ballroom dancing. John is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Margaret and her husband, Jim Sims; son, John Wilson; son, Jim Wilson and his wife, Lauren; grandchildren, Michelle and husband, Ben May, Bryan, Ashley and Kyle Wilson; sister, Grace Noreuil; brother, George and wife, Leona and numerous nieces and nephews. The best thing a man can give to the world is to be a good husband and father and John was the best! He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Marshall Conference Center located in Tucson Medical Center (east side entrance), 5301 E. Grant Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in John's honor to the TMC Foundation. These gifts can be made online at www.tmcfoundation.org or mailed to: The TMC Foundation, 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.


Published in the Arizona Daily Star from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
East Lawn Palms Mortuary
5801 East Grant Road | Tucson, AZ 85712 | (520) 885-6741
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