M.D., John Walsh Wilson, 74 died Mar. 02, 2014
John was born Oct. 22, 1939, in North Platte, Neb., to Ivan Walsh Wilson and Margaret Jankoviak Wilson. Surrounded by family, he passed away peacefully March 2, 2014, at his home in Lake Oswego.
John graduated from Albany Union High School in 1958. An accomplished high school athlete, he attended the University of Washington on scholarship to play football and pursue a lifelong dream of a career in medicine. While at UW, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1962.
In 1966, John graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University) where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Upon graduation, John completed his family practice residency in San Bernardino, Calif. Later, he served in the United States Navy where he was stationed in Subic Bay, the Philippines. After fulfilling his military obligation, John completed an internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of Oregon School of Medicine. He practiced cardiology in Portland his entire career and was board certified in three specialties (family practice, internal medicine and cardiology). He retired in 2003. John is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter, Jana Sanchez (Steve) of Bellevue, Wash.; son, Michael Wilson (Shaire) and her sons, Dillon and Dalton of Tualatin; and son, Patrick (Andrea) of Seattle.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego. Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice . Arrangements by Wilhelm’s Portland Funeral Home
Published in The Oregonian from Mar. 9 to Mar. 12, 2014