Wilson Alling
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In honor of Wilson, we wanted to create a place where friends can share their thoughts and memories together. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brendan Carroll on 9th August 2017

"Mr. Alling (as we called him back at Riverdale ) had an important positive impact on my life. Deep appreciation . A good man ."

This tribute was added by Trevor Fried on 16th June 2013

"It seems fitting that I should learn of Wilson's passing on Father's Day. Wilson was a father figure for me at Camp Monroe and my favorite memories of camp and even some of my favorite memories of childhood involve this great man. I feel so fortunate to have known you, to have learned from you and to have been cared for by you."

This tribute was added by Tally Gaston on 19th January 2013

"Sitting here with Mom in Vero Beach and thinking about you. I guess God just needed you more. Miss and love you my friend."

This tribute was added by Karen Otto on 10th November 2012

"There are no words to describe what a gentle,caring, generous,helpful,patient and good hearted man Wilson was. He was also a great teacher and role model for all who knew and cared for him. He will be sorely missed. Rest in the peace and love of God Wilson. Your memory wil always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Karen Otto"

This tribute was added by Harriet Dewey on 21st October 2012

"Wilson, forever young.
He was gifted at being present.
He shared his life with complete generosity.
Because of his gifts his strength lives on in all of us...
Thank you, Wilson"

This tribute was added by Laurie Smith on 17th October 2012

"Quack quack....
Still finding your stickies in my cookbooks. I hope I always will, because they remind me of your kind heart and pure soul."

This tribute was added by Todd Smith on 16th October 2012

"Wilson was a kind and gentle man whose respect for multiple faiths has inspired me in my current life and my past life to explore philosophies and belief systems from various cultures and his imprint will always be left upon me because of that."

This tribute was added by John Onthank on 13th October 2012

"Wilson, l feel so lucky to have had the chance to know you...all those crazy adventures and fun times will never be forgotten. Most of all thanks for your friendship. You were always there to listen and always so interesting to listen to.  If there ever were a Guardian Angel then you are certainly just that.  From so many of us on earth, we wish you God's speed in Heaven! Cheers Wilson."

This tribute was added by Talbot Gaston on 12th October 2012

"The BEST!"

This tribute was added by Krista D.-Jacobson on 12th October 2012

"Wilson taught me all that I know about pastoral care in schools. He was funny, patient, silly, intelligent and a great role model. He never put himself first. His death leaves a massive hole in my entire adult life. I will miss him endlessly."

This tribute was added by Andrew Logan on 12th October 2012

"Dear Wilson,
Words cannot express my gratitude for sharing parts of this life with you. Countless times you took me into your home or mentored me during difficult times. Your generosity knew no bounds. I will do my part to share your lessons and your love of life with the world.
As ever, Andy (GCDS '85)"

This tribute was added by John Bates on 12th October 2012

"Memories of Ram Island Days will always be remembered as we cleared the site for the house burning the brush on the point, followed by a cold dip, a camp fire with the B&M baked beans boiling in the can and a baked potatoe wrapped in foil roasting in the coals while we sat on the rocks sippin a Bud can laughin away the summer! Thank you Wilson. Your friend, Johnny."

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