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Kenneth Wilson


    Kenneth Archer Wilson, 85, passed away while sleeping at home on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances (Sayles), and three children, Elizabeth Ann Matteson of Toledo, Ohio, her husband, William J. Matteson, III, and daughter Emily Christine Belnap, her husband, Andy Belnap, and two children, Thomas James and Eliana Grace; Thomas Archer of Clinton, NY, his wife, April A. Oswald, and son Theodore Oswald Wilson; and Patricia Gay Sklenka and her husband, Chuck Sklenka, of Sebastian, Florida.

    Ken was a Marine, private eye, artist, ad man, and radio personality. A World War II Marine Corps Veteran, Wilson enlisted at the age of seventeen, then worked as a private investigator in Dayton, Ohio and an undercover agent for the mayor's office before entering the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He was director of advertising for Stauffer Chemical Company until his retirement in 1982. He later worked at WBTN Radio in Bennington, VT. He served as a volunteer at Trinity Episcopal Church and also as a sponsor and counselor for inmates of Connecticut Correctional Institutions.

    Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 10 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport CT 06890, www.trinitysouthport. org. All attending the service are invited to a catered reception at the church following the service.

    In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT  06890 (203-259-0346) http://www.pequotlibrary. org/index.php/about-the-library/ support-the-library

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