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Gary Raymond Wilson

February 28, 1951 — October 1, 2023


Gary Raymond Wilson, 72, of Monessen, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2023. He was born in Pittsburgh on February 28, 1951 and was the son to the late Raymond J. and Cecelia E. (Zolinas) Wilson. Gary went to Rosedale Technical Institute where he obtained an Associates Degree as a Diesel Technician. He worked so hard, getting one certification after another, until he reached "Master Technician" levels. He even received a certificate that said he was a "Doctorate of Diesel Mechanics" which then became a lifelong joke that he, in fact, was a doctor. He also worked 21+ years for Mercy Hospital as a Sterile Processing Technician. He enjoyed being outdoors. Hunting, fishing and even camping - Laurel Hill State Park was one of his favorite spots. However, he would go hunting & fishing wherever he had the chance to go. He is survived by his wife, Sharon L. (Kephart) Wilson, who would've shared their 49th wedding anniversary on Friday, October 6; son, Keith A. (Eleanor) Wilson, and their children, Eleanora & Gerald Wilson; and son, Kevin R. (Fiance, Candi Esper) Wilson, and her children, Tea, Rylin, and Aubrey Esper. Friends are welcome for a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1:00pm with the Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Condolences can be made at

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