Obituary

The following obituary appeared in The Aegis newspaper on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.  Reprinted here with permission.

Brian Anthony Wilson, who graduated in May with honors from Havre de Grace High School, where he was very active in the music program, died June 8 as the result of an automobile accident. He was 17.

Mr. Wilson's goal was to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of medical technology and continue studying music. His extra curricular activities included four years of band, three years of jazz band, one year of pit orchestra, four years of soccer, swimming and lacrosse, one year of musical, chorus, student council, Harford County Regional Association of Student Councils, Cultural Awareness, and Pre-Prom Mock Accident, and two years of National Honor Society.

His leadership positions were one year of JV soccer captain, varsity soccer captain, JV lacrosse captain, first chair trumpet freshman band, first chair trumpet symphonic band, lead trumpet jazz band, band vice president. He also earned an all county soccer honorable mention, was on the all county band for three years, was a marching band drill instructor and a member of the National Honor Society. He was the older brother to two siblings, five and nine years old.

Mr. Wilson's community activities included three years of serving Thanksgiving dinner at St. John's Towers in Havre de Grace, two years working at the Children's Art Festival, one year at the blood drive, one year of tutoring. He also participated in the Senior Citizens' Prom for two years, the Fall Craft Festival and Spring Craft Festival for four years, the Senior All-Star Soccer Game to raise funds for cancer, the Giving Tree for NHS and he volunteered one year at Steppingstone Museum. He was a lifeguard for two years, and was certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid.

He played his trumpet for three years at the Maryland House and at the Bayou, two years of Jazz by the Bay and at the Senior Center. He also played at the late Sen. Robert Hooper's 50th wedding anniversary, played at the County Executive's inauguration and Governor's Inaugural Parade, in three Fourth of July Parades, three Christmas Parades, and with the Band, Jazz and Marching Band at Disney World.
Mr. Wilson received many recognitions and awards, including three years of perfect attendance; three sportsmanship awards, one for soccer and two for swimming; four years of honor roll; one Academic Letter; three years of All County Band; four years of Minds in Motion; two years of National Honor Society; Varsity Letter; three Varsity pins; one student of the month; the Presidential Education Award, and Medallions in Band and Drama. He had a 3.73 grade point average, and was ranked 13th in his class of 172. His passions were playing trumpet in the band, and soccer.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his parents, William "Bill" and Denise Cunha Wilson, of Havre de Grace; brothers, Daniel and Zachary Wilson, both of Havre de Grace; sister, Christina Wilson, of Havre de Grace; grandparents, Violetta Duvall, of Lutherville, Clarence Cunha and Betty Sholly, of Dundalk, and Hilda and Howard Ware, of Seaford, Del.; aunt, Pam Bryant, of Carney; aunt and uncle, Sharon and Mark Moxey, of Edgewood; cousins, Mandi and Sameer Ajmani, of Boston, Mass., Sean White, of Carney, Mark and Lauren Moxey, of Edgewood; and many second cousins, aunts and uncles.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. June 11 and June 12 at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home in Aberdeen. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. June 13 in the Havre de Grace High School Auditorium with Pastor Eva O'Diam officiating. Interment will follow in Bel Air Memorial Gardens.

At the request of his family, memorial contributions may be made to the Brian Anthony Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O APGFCU, P.O. Box 1176, Aberdeen, Md. 21001-6176.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tarringcargo.com.
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