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James Grier Wilson

James Grier Wilson

Male 1944 - 2016  (71 years)

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  • Name James Grier Wilson 
    Born 22 Nov 1944 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Mar 2016 
    Age 71 years 
    Person ID I62542  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors John Dodge Wilson,   b. 4 Nov 1917, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1988  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Emma Grier Rogers,   b. 24 Feb 1919,   d. 1 Apr 1978  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Nov 1938 
    Family ID F7669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Cynthia Ann Prins 
    Married: 2x1. Jason Matthew Wilson
    Married: 4x2. Ashleigh Emma Wilson
    Married: 1x3. Bruce Raymond Wilson
    Married: 2x4. Alyson Rae Wilson
    Married: 1x5. Bethany A. Wilson
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F7339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Patricia Ann Waters 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F27213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James G. Wilson, age 71, life resident of Richland, passed away peacefully Thursday at his home surrounded by his family. James was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. James was born November 22, 1944 in Syracuse, the son of John and Emma Rogers Wilson. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1962, and he served in the United States Navy from 1962 until 1966. James was married to Cynthia Prins for 43 years. Together they owned and operated two businesses in the heart of Richland, Wilson’s Red & White for over 50 years, and the Richland Hotel for 40 years. James sponsored and was well known, for the longest running undefeated Sunday softball team “Wilson’s” (earning him the nickname of “Steinbrenner”) and Sunday Football team, both of which were the Richland Hotel’s biggest trademarks over the years. James coached Minor League and Little League baseball while his sons were growing up. In later years he sponsored the Little League team, Wilson’s Red & White. He was an avid sports fan. James was also a Fire Commissioner for the Richland Fire Department for several years. James, along with his wife, loved the warmth of the sunshine and the ocean and enjoyed vacations to the Caribbean. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia, two sons, Bruce Wilson of Liverpool and Jason (Lisa) Wilson of Henrietta, three daughters, Alyson (Tom) Tighe of Pulaski, Ashleigh Wilson of Pulaski, and Bethany (Tim) Mosher of Webster, one brother, David (Carol) Wilson of Kill Devil Hills, NC, two sisters, Nancy Wilson of Liverpool and Sue Wilson of Syracuse, 11 grandchildren, Jacob, Luke, Nora, Emma, Ezra, Zoe, Imogen, Ruby, A.J., Brooke, and Tyler, and several nieces and nephews. James was predeceased by two brothers William and John Wilson. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.