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Matthew Wilson, Sr., age 81, of Newark, DE passed away on Friday April 19, 2013 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. He was born on December 1, 1931 in Plains, PA to the late Matthew and Minnie (Gross) Wilson.
Matthew retired from the Chrysler plant in Newark, DE where he worked in the paint shop. A gear head at heart, Matthew loved working on cars, riding motorcycles and tinkering about his home. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and would cheer for the great Richard Petty in his day, but no other driver was able to fill the void for Matt when Petty retired.
Matthew is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Beverly Wilson; sons, Matthew Wilson, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD and Kevin Wilson, Sr. and wife Mary of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Kevin Scott Wilson, Jr. and wife Anna of NC, Daniel Roy Wilson of Newark, DE, Alicia Ann Kennedy and husband Ryan of Newark, DE, Bryan M. Wilson and wife Katie of Newark, DE, Matthew Wilson III of Rising Sun, MD, Scott K. Wilson of Middletown, DE, Jared Wilson of Newark, DE, Chad Stanley Wilson of Middletown, DE, and Gabriel Wilson of Newark, DE; great-grandchildren, Jude and Liem Kennedy, Olivia and Mason Wilson; Mother-in-Law, Dorothy Chere of Newark, DE and sister-in-law, Judith Cannon and husband Gerald of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Marc Wilson in 2011.
Services will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, P.A., 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 where friends and family may visit one hour prior.