Emeritus math professor dies

Dylan Johnson, News Editor

John Wilson, a Pitt- Johnstown mathematics and Natural Sciences professor from 1957 to 1986, died Sept. 11 at Memorial Medical Center. He was 86.

Wilson served in World War II with the 69th Infantry Division in the Army Air Corps. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and taught mathematics at Windber, Ford City and Westmont-Upper Yoder high schools.

The John D. Wilson Mathematics Research Award was named after him. The award is presented to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior student for either theoretical, applied mathematical or statistical research.

He is survived by his wife Dixie Ann, children Matthew, Kevin, Melanie and Seth, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Dale Borough. He was the son of Frank and Hilda Wilson.