Services set Saturday for Donald A. Wilbur, 100

Donald Arthur Wilber, 100, of Salisbury, died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Lakeside Assisted Living. Born in Winsted, Conn., he was the son of the late Arthur and Nellie Ives Wilber.

He attended Syracuse University, then worked at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Conn. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force in Amarillo, Texas, and Lincoln, Neb., training aircraft mechanics.

After the war, he and his wife settled on a farm in north Salisbury, where they raised chickens, truck crops and small grains. He served as president of the Delmarva Poultry Industry and received its Distinguished Citizen Award. He also served for many years on the Maryland Agricultural Commission.

Being involved with the Methodist Men’s group at Bethesda United Methodist Church brought him great pleasure in his later years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mildred “Millie” Euerle Wilber in 2010. He is survived by his children, Carolyn Gonzalez of Phoenix, Md., Roy Wilber of Tampa, Fla., Wicomico County Attorney Paul Wilber, Alan Wilber of Salisbury and Gary Wilber of Delmar; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a 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.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. W. Daniel Rich will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park.

Contributions may be sent to Bethesda UMC, C/O The Trustees, 406 North Division St., Salisbury, MD 21804.

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