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Donald R. "Donnie" Wilson

Donald R. “Donnie” Wilson     “beloved son, father, grandfather & brother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Donald R. “Donnie” Wilson, 55, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.
     Born on April 30, 1960 on Hamilton Air Force Base, San Francisco, California, he was a son of Roger A. and Rosanne M. Dingman Wilson.
     Donnie was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1978, in Shinglehouse.  He was a welder, journeyman, and a pipefitter.  At the time of his death Donnie was employed by RAM Forest Products in Shinglehouse.
     He was a social member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530.  Donnie was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.  He was lovingly referred to as a “mountain man” by his family.  He was always willing to help anyone he could. His greatest love was his family and his three dogs.
     Surviving are his father of Fayetteville, NC; six children, Shawnta M. (Andrew) Kirtz of Hinsdale, NY, Jeremiah R. Wilson of Oswayo, Nichole M. (Carlos Valentin, Jr.) Wilson of Westons Mills, NY, and RoseAnn Wilson, Jason A. Wilson, and Hunter J. Wilson, all of Shinglehouse; three grandchildren, Brianna R. Kirtz, Larissa M. Kirtz, and Lannden M. Wilson; a brother, Rickey A. (Laura) Wilson of Marshallville, Ohio; a sister, Diana L. (Sam) Roberts of Sayre; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
     Donnie was predeceased by his mother.
     Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, PO Box 25, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the SPCA in Cattaraugus County, PO Box 375, Olean, NY 14760; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. The Holy Bible promises that death will be no more and there will be a resurrection on earth. Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28,29

M.H. Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry for your loss of a son, brother, father,  grandfather. ..I will truly miss my dearest old friend .may GOD keep you close friend till we meet again .sincerely always Kevin. S.

Kevin Shavalier Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss.  It will seem strange not to have him stop by to pay his taxes and visit for a while. He always came up with something that made me laugh and he always asked for a hunting report.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, God Bless.

Mike & Beth (Austin) Bell Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Donnie was a good guy, always had time to chat. Please know that you are in our prayers. May God bless you and keep you close at this time.


Howie Wheeler Sr. Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

hi Roger, so sorry for you and your family loss. knew Donnie well when i lived in Shinglehouse. lots of memories. PAULA

paula jandrew Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.Gonna miss my old buddy,old pal

wayne vest Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

We are sincerely sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this troubled time.  GOD Bless, Bill and Gertrude Slater

William and Gertrude Slater Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your family's loss!! Lori Dickerson Louser and Tom Louser

Lori Louser Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss.rest in peace buddy ol pal.lisa and brian louser

brian louser Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM