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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Fletcher Wilson

1932 - 2021

Pittsburgh

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Wilson, Fletcher, 89, of Greenfield, Passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2021. He Had been under hospice care while battling a brief unexpected illness. Born Feb 10, 1932, he was raised by his mother Brazelia Poole on Soho St. in The Hill. He was always the supportive husband of Gail (Layman), and the loving father of Keith, Craig, and Susannah (Joel) Stein. Brother of Edward (Helen) Poole and the late Frances Striblin. Uncle of dear niece Cynthia Jackson. Also survived by James (Sally) Layman and Karen (Daniel) Michaud. Mr. Wilson taught for 34 years at Gladstone and Brashear high schools and leaves behind a legion of students who remember him fondly. He was a fixture in his Greenfield community, talking to everyone at the Giant Eagle and chatting with his neighbors from his front porch, his much-loved goldendoodle Freya guarding his flank. His presence “on the Avenue” will be sorely missed. Fletch loved cars and clothes, deep sea fishing and raising tropical fish; he was a longtime member of the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society. A love and appreciation of jazz and its artists defined his life, beginning at Schenley High School in the 1940s. After graduating in 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea as an MP. Upon returning home from overseas, he attended Wilberforce University where he received a bachelor’s degree in education. His most notable achievement, however, lies in the children he raised with Gail, always involved, from baseball to soccer games to chaperoning school trips. Friends and family will be welcome on Wednesday April 21, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:30 P.M at the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home 500 Greenfield Ave. 15207. A service of celebration and home going will be held at 7:30 after the viewing.

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Linda Shaffer Sekela

April 24, 2021 5:01 PM

Oh my, Gail. It has been such a long time since I saw you. I was so sorry to read the obituary of your beloved husband in today’s newspaper. It sounds like you had a blessed life together. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.
Love to you,
Linda and John Sekela

Jackie and Dick Schreier

April 24, 2021 10:12 AM

Gail, I'm so sorry to read of your loss of your beloved husband, Fletcher.  I remember him from our class reunions..  From reading the obit and tributes, it is obvious that he enjoyed life, was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.  With deepest sympathy.
Jackie (Wirick) and Dick Schreier  

Jacqueline Carducci

April 22, 2021 4:58 PM

I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I know the type of person you were by the integrity your Daughter Sue has learned from her parents.. She has the same huge smile you did, and I am sure when you were both together it would brighten any room.. Rest in peace. Jackie Carducci. 

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Runnell "Candy" Thomas Jones

April 20, 2021 2:33 PM

Rest In Peace Mr. Wilson, you were one of the realest teachers at Brashear.  I loved going to Greenfield Giant Eagle just to see you.  God has you now sleep on.  Praying for those you left behind that the memories of you bring them comfort.  Runnell "Candy" Jones

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