Norman C. Wilson Sr.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 October 2019 at 3:33 pm

Norman WilsonAmerican flagNorman C. Wilson Sr., 92, of Medina, died on Oct. 11, 2019. He was born June 4, 1927 in Lockport.

He lived in Rochester for many years and then moved to Medina, where he worked for Lapp Express Company as a driver/dispatcher. He retired as a Teamster of Local 375 in Buffalo, then worked at Armstrong Pumps in North Tonawanda for another ten years. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army with the 1257th Service Command Unit and was a special chauffeur for the United Nations.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society in Medina for over 50 years, VFW Lincoln Post 1483 in Medina, Jr. Wilson Sportsmen’s Club in Medina, and the Medina Lodge of Masons #336, where he received his 50-year certificate in 2007. He was past Grand Lodge Officer of the Masons for New York State. In 1970-1971, he served as District Deputy for Niagara and Orleans counties, and he was a past member of the Alpha-Omega Council of Royal and Select Masters, Medina Chapter 281 of the Royal Arch Masons. In Lockport, Norm belonged to American Legion Post 410, Dale Association of Senior Citizens, and Elks Lodge 41, where he received the Elk of the Year Award in 2005. He also belonged to the I.O.O.B. Club in Alexandria, Va. Norm was also a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Norm enjoyed bowling and woodworking, making birdhouses and feeders.

He is predeceased by his wife, Marian I. (Thompson) Wilson of Lockport; daughter, Kathy Ann Wilson of Newark; and brother, Frederick T. Wilson of Alexandria.

Norm is survived by his son, Norman K. (Susan) Wilson Jr. of Lockport; daughter, Debra L. (Robert) Jones of Medina; grandsons, Brian M. Wilson of Tampa, Fla. and Andrew J. Dotterweich of North Tonawanda; granddaughters, Stacy R. (Matt Summers) Wilson of Lackawanna and Amy K. Dotterweich of North Tonawanda; great-grandson, Theo W. Summers of Lackawanna; several nieces and nephews; and his very dear friend, Dorothy C. Stockton.

Relatives and friends may call Wed., Oct. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, where a memorial service will be held Thu., Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport NY 14094.