H. L. (Harold Lee) Wilson
SOUTH KORTRIGHT — H. L. (Harold Lee) Wilson died at O’Connor Hospital, Delhi, on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, of complications from a stroke. H. L. was born in Norfolk, Va., on April 7, 1942.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated for him at Holy Innocents Catholic Apostolic Church, Halcottsville, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The celebrants will be Presiding Bishop Anthony Santore, Bishop Francisco Betancourt and Father Dante Tarantini.
H.L. is survived by his wife, the Rev. Linda Wilson; his sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Richard Matthews; and nephews, Christopher and Brandon Matthews.
H.L. was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He served as a juvenile probation officer in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. In 1984, H.L. and his wife opened their first rare and used bookshop in Norfolk, Va. After a hiatus to study handcraft bookbinding, the Wilsons opened Bibliopath Bookshop and Bindery in Norfolk. In 1996, they relocated their bookshop and bindery, Bibliobarn, to South Kortright.
H.L. served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves during the Vietnam era.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Innocents Church, P.O. Box 822, Margaretville, NY. Donations will be distributed to charities supported by Holy Innocents Church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.