He was born in Nanty Glo, son of the late Edward M. Wilson and Margaret (Caldwell) Wilson-Kavanaugh. Surviving are his wife, Helen (Goshey); two children: Kathy Lynn Scileny of Ebensburg and John T. of Williamsburg, Va.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas F. Kavanaugh. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service Monday, April 28, 2014, at Ebensburg United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.