HAROLD WILSON

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HAROLD KENNETH WILSON  

After suffering from several falls in 2017, Mr. Wilson died peacefully at home on January 24, 2018. Born in the Anthracite coal region of central Pennsylvania (Shamokin) Harold is survived by his wife of 44 years Margie; brothers-in-law Bob Hawk and John Mott, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in that area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Sue Wisluski and his sister, Helen Hawk. He was generous to family and charities through the years.
 
Following graduation from high school Harold enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1945 and served 14 months. After training he boarded a ship in Norfolk and with his group sailed to southern China. Traveling north they guarded a British mine and repatriated Japanese soldiers while the Russians were coming into Manchuria and fighting Chiang Kai-shek. After a year Harold returned home to pursue further education and military service. This period included earning a law degree from University of Oklahoma and serving in the US Army.
 
Harold made his way to the Washington, DC area where he was employed by the Internal Revue Service. In 1978 he received the IRS Commissioners award for his outstanding endeavors which led to changes in the computation of the deemed paid foreign tax credit.
 
Harold joined the Air Force Reserves in 1974 and retired as a Lt. Colonel.
 
A favorite hobby and pastime was enjoying a round with friends at Hains Point, Ft. Belvoir and Greendale golf courses. Mr. Wilson was a long-time member of The Basilica of St. Mary. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Wednesday, August 22 at 1 p.m. Please gather at the Administration Building 30 minutes prior and kindly advise Mrs. Wilson if you will be attending.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2018
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