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Fletcher Wilson

February 10, 1932 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

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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