OBITUARY

Donald "Don" Arthur Wilber

June 30, 1917April 26, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Donald Arthur Wilber, 100, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Lakeside Assisted Living. Born in Winsted, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Arthur and Nellie Ives Wilber. Don was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mildred “Millie” Euerle Wilber in 2010. He is survived by his children, Carolyn and Mario Gonzalez of Phoenix, MD, Roy and Yolanda Wilber of Tampa, FL, Paul and JoAnn Wilber, Alan and Janice Wilber of Salisbury, and Gary and Melanie Wilber of Delmar, MD; 14 grandchildren, Ivan and Marissa Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Lisa Gonzalez, Jaime Gonzalez, Jennifer and Ryan Kenney, Susan Wilber, Sarah Wilber, Amy Wilber, Edgar Leon, Anaely Hernandez, Denny Leon, Victor Leon; many great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Millard; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Fred Wilber. He is also survived by a special friend, Ann Suthowski. Don attended Syracuse University then worked at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Conn. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force in Amarillo, TX and Lincoln, NE training aircraft mechanics. After the war, Don and Millie settled on a farm near Salisbury, MD. They raised chickens, truck crops and small grains. He served as president of the Delmarva Poultry Industry and received its Distinguished Citizen Award. Don also served for many years on the Maryland Agricultural Commission. Don was a hard worker but did also enjoy traveling, playing cards, golfing and the Baltimore Orioles. Being involved with the Methodist Men’s group at Bethesda UMC brought him great pleasure in his later years. A Celebration of Mr. Wilber’s Life will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 12:30pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Dr. W. Daniel Rich will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Bethesda UMC, C/O The Trustees, 406 N Division St, Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com to send letters of condolence.

  • FAMILY

  • Nellie Amelia Ives Wilber, Mother
  • Arthur Victor Wilber, Father
  • Mildred "Millie" Euerle Wilber - 2010, Wife
  • Carolyn & Mario Gonzalez, Children
  • Roy & Yoland Wilber, Children
  • Paul & JoAnn Wilber, Children
  • Alan & Janice Wilber, Children
  • Gary & Melanie Wilber, Children
  • Ivan Gonzalez, Grandchild
  • Marissa Gonzalez, Grandchild
  • Jose Gonzalez, Grandchild
  • Lisa Gonzalez, Grandchild
  • Jaime Gonzalez, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Kenney, Grandchild
  • Ryan Kenney, Grandchild
  • Susan Wilber, Grandchild
  • Sarah Wilber, Grandchild
  • Amy Wilber, Grandchild
  • Edgar Leon, Grandchild
  • Anaely Hernandez, Grandchild
  • Denny Leon, Grandchild
  • Victor Leon, Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • Bethesda UMC

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, May 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Donald "Don" Arthur Wilber

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Jan Bellistri

June 11, 2018

To the Wilber Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I barely remember a time in my life when I don't remember your mom and dad. I had no idea that your dad had lived in so many places and had done so many things! I wish I knew him better as an adult. (When you are a kid, you don't really think that the adults around you are people, lol) It is so hard to say goodbye to the faces and people that made up your past. Your parents were definitely those people. I feel lucky to have known them. My heart aches for you all. It is a tough time. Please accept my apologies for not attending the funeral. I was out of town. But I was there in spirit. My sincere condolences to you all.

Jan Luffman Bellistri

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Born in Winsted, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Arthur and Nellie Ives Wilber.
Don attended Syracuse University then worked at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Conn. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force in Amarillo, TX and Lincoln, NE training aircraft mechanics. After the war, Don and Millie settled on a farm near Salisbury, MD. They raised chickens, truck crops and small grains. He served as president of the Delmarva Poultry Industry and received its Distinguished Citizen Award. Don also served for many years on the Maryland Agricultural Commission. Don was a hard worker but did also enjoy traveling, playing cards, golfing and the Baltimore Orioles. Being involved with the Methodist Men’s group at Bethesda UMC brought him great pleasure in his later years.