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Peter Griffin Wilson

September 3, 1936 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 85)

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Peter G. Wilson of Akron, OH passed away on 9/3/21, his 85th birthday. He was born in Toronto, Canada the son of late Jack G. Wilson and Sally Palmer Wilson.
In 1942 he immigrated to the U.S. with his name attached to his mother's passport. He became an American citizen in 1955 and has proudly voted in every election since.
He received his M.S. from the University of Michigan in 1960 and his education career path began as a biology teacher at Cranbrook School in Michigan where he and Lois met. They were married in Birmingham MI in December 1963. After their marriage, Peter accepted a teaching position at The Prairie School in Wisconsin where their three children were born. Twelve years later Peter became the Head of The Heritage School in Georgia. Then in 1981 he and his family arrived in Akron where he became the head of Old Trail School in Bath OH. Upon retirement in 2000 from Old Trail School he became a consultant for ISACS. Peter would have told you that he was fortunate in that he truly enjoyed every day of his working career, even those that were challenging!
He cherished family and friends and enjoyed sharing his passion for photography, sailing, volunteering, reading, learning, and supervising Lois's gardening projects.
Peter is survived by his wife Lois G. Wilson; sons Craig G. (Jennifer) Wilson, Mark L. Wilson; daughter Anne L. (Chris) Ramsey; sister Penny (Dan) Phares; grandchildren Nicholas, Peter, Ethan, Zachary, Beth, Laina and Celia.
A celebration of Peter's life will take place in October, details to be announced later.
Peter's family suggests that memorial gifts be made to Old Trail School or to the CVNP Conservancy, both places that Peter loved.

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