US Army

William R Wilson

April 17, 1944 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


William R. Wilson “Robbie” age 79, of New London, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2023.  Born April 17, 1944, he was the son of the late William J. Wilson and Mary M. Wilson (Gemmel). Robbie attended the Avon Grove School District. After high school, he served in the US Navy and the Naval Reserve. Robbie was an active member with the American Legion Post 194 Honor Guard.

Robbie is survived by his daughters, Kim Keating, of West Grove and Robin Wilson, of Coatesville; Grandchildren Olivia Foster and Kyle Foster, and his brother, Donald Wilson (Janet). 


Robbie was predeceased by his parents and his granddaughter, Kelly Ann Keating.


The family would like to thank the Union Hospital ICU physicians and nursing staff for their exceptional care and compassion.


Robbie was greatly loved by his family and friends and will bedearly missed by all.


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. 

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. 

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, 

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. 

I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;

Of happy memories that I leave when life is done ~ author unknown


A Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 11:00am at the Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.  Celebration of Life luncheon will take place afterwards at the American Legion Post 194, Rising Sun, MD (338 E. Main Street) 12:30p-2:00p.


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Graveside Service
August 26, 2023

11:00 AM
Union Hill Cemetery
424 N. Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


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