Bruce Donald Wilson

July 02, 1927
- June 08, 2004

SANTA CLARA, CA - Bruce Donald Wilson, 76, died June 8, 2004, at a Santa Clara hos-pital. Bruce had been battling cancer. He was born July 2, 1927, in Derby, the son of Edward James and Iona (Dyer) Wilson. Bruce enlisted in the Navy in August 1944, serving during World War II as a lieutenant junior, and returning home in May of 1946. After his Milo High School graduation in 1948, he again served in the military, this time for three years with the Army in the Korean War. Bruce was awarded medals for his military career. After his service in the military, Bruce traveled, eventually settling in California. For 25 years he was a U.S. Postal Service carrier in Santa Clara. On the job he met Maria, his wife of 24 years. Bruce, Maria and Jenny, their daughter, resided in Santa Clara. One of Bruce's daily rituals was reading the newspaper and solving crossword puzzles. When growing up, he enjoyed playing winter hockey on one of Derby's ponds, and as an adult became a big fan of the San Jose Sharks (hockey team). He dreamed of being a professional baseball player, and greatly enjoyed playing for the Vintage Softball Club. He also enjoyed playing basketball, skiing and boating. Bruce is survived by his wife, Maria Wilson; daughter, Jenny; sister, Marjorie (Wilson) Mosher of Bangor, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Wilson of Oregon; and his sister, Lois (Wilson) O'Neal of Portland. Memorial services were held at the Lima Family Funeral Home in Santa Clara. Donations may be made in Bruce's memory to the Milo Town Hall Renovation fund. Please make checks payable to the Town of Milo, write "In memory of Bruce Wilson for Milo Town Hall Renovation Fund" on the check's memo line, and mail to Town of Milo, P.O. Box 218, Milo ME 04463.


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