George Wilson, 83, born in the Bronx in 1933, passed away on February 8, 2017 at Highland Oaks in Elgin, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Wilson and their children Dorothea and Anthony. Dorothea and her husband Steve Kerlee, reside in Rochester, NH. Anthony Wilson resides in London. Other family members include his sister Abigail Deweese of Mt. Giliad, OH, and numerous grandchildren including Jennifer, Emily, Kate, and Cody. Also included are his nieces Elizabeth, Sarah-Jane, Cindy and Janine. George joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953. In 1956, he met his wife, Jane and they were married in 1957. George re-enlisted in 1957 and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, where both his children were born. George was an accomplished pilot and enjoyed Scuba diving and sailing. George was loved by all and his sense of humor and word play was appreciated by many. He will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. A memorial visitation will take place on Monday February 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with a service and military honors taking place at 3:30 PM.