Industry, Family and Friends Feel the Loss of Mike Wilson


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Michael Walter Wilson, 75, of North Wales, Pennsylvania, died on August 17, 2016, at Artman Lutheran Home after a short, courageous battle against cancer. He had the support of three generations of family and many friends every day. The PCB design community has lost a great friend.

Mike was born in Philadelphia on May 29, 1941, to the late Abram and Helen (Holgate) Wilson.

A graduate of Frankford High School and LaSalle College, Mike held various executive positions in the electronics industry for more than 50 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and Poppy. Mike will be remembered for his quick wit and smiling Irish eyes. He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed bowling, playing cards and being the family Santa Claus.

More than anything, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mike was the loving husband of 53 years to Sharon Mae (McAuley) Wilson. He is also survived by his children Stacey Henjes (Tod), Marcey Varano (Sam), and Michael V. Wilson; grandchildren Kelsey and Griffin Henjes, and Samantha and Nix Varano; sisters Marilyn Mooney and Mildred Turner, and sister-in-law Nancy McMaster (Joe).

He was preceded in death by his sister, Eileen Pacchianelli.

Relatives and friends are invited to Mike’s memorial service on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, Pennsylvania. A visitation will be held prior to the memorial service, from 9 – 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the name of Michael Walter Wilson to Teens Tackling Cancer, c/o Marcey Varano, 211 Cambridge Place, Chalfont, PA, 18914, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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