Theodore "Ted" Wilson

Theodore "Ted" Wilson

Theodore "Ted" Wilson died Jan. 14. He was 85.

Wilson was born and raised in Berkeley. He attended Berkeley High, Hardin-Simmons University in Abeline, Texas, University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. His career in personnel management and recruiting began at Aerojet and continued for over 30 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

He was an active member of Diablo Light Opera Company. He was an avid sailor and sailing instructor at Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley. After retirement, he enjoyed travel to cold, remote places like Siberia and New Zealand, and volunteered as an ESL teacher in first grade at Murwood Elementary for more than 20 years.

He is survived by his children, Dina and Jay Wilson; sister Dolores Fitzgerald; and brothers Maurice and David Wilson. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Karen.

A memorial service will be held from 12-4 pm on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2097 Celeste Ave., Walnut Creek. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate.