Wallace C. "Wally" Wilson
September 02, 1933 - May 14, 2017
Wallace Cleveland “Wally” Wilson, 83, of Gaithersburg, MD, died at home on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Born in Rockford, IL, on September 2, 1933, Wally was the eldest son of the late Grover Cleveland Wilson and Narcissa Forsythe Wilson. In 1942 after migrating from Rockford to the cities of Chicago, Boston and Oklahoma City, his family settled in the Washington DC area. Raised in Chevy Chase, MD, and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Wally considered himself a native Washingtonian these many years.
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army at the conclusion of the Korean War and attended the University of Maryland and American University before entering a career in residential mortgage lending that lasted almost four decades.
His father introduced him to cars along with the Washington Senators / Redskins in the early 1940’s. While Wally developed a love of sports that extended to basketball, baseball and boxing, “Hail to the Redskins” was always his anthem! He was also a music lover, a passionate reader, a collector, and a consummate planner and organizer.
Wally was preceded in death by his brother Craig Forsythe “Sandy” Wilson.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Margaret Mary Rosewag “Peggy” Wilson; son Scott Alan Wilson and his wife Ellen of Clarksville, MD; daughter Lisa Anne Templeton and her husband Jack of Poolesville, MD; son Jeffrey Louis Wilson and his wife Kim of New Port Richey, FL; son Gavin Michael Wilson and his wife Laura of Macon, GA; daughter Samantha Forsythe Wilson of Gaithersburg, MD; and brother Lawrence Eugene Wilson and his wife Ola Rinda of Macon, GA. Wally also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Jeremy, Hillary, Lauren, Kyle, Hannah, Bradley, Sarah, Damon, and Chloe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, May 19 at 10:30AM at St. Rose of Lima in Gaithersburg, MD, where friends may call from 10-10:30AM at the church. Interment will follow the service at 12 noon at All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD, followed by a reception at The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Boyds, MD. Father Agustin Mateo Ayala will preside at the funeral and burial.