Robert Frank “Rob” Wilson
August 26, 1949 - December 28, 2022
Robert Frank “Rob” Wilson, age 73, of Lewisville, PA, previously of Newark, DE and New York City, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 of natural causes.
Born in Oxford, PA on August 26, 1949, he was the son of Claudine (Waddell) Bucci and the late Robert T. Wilson. Rob and his family moved to Newark early in his life. He exhibited great artistic ability starting at a young age. His artistic endeavors continued throughout his life. After graduating from Newark High School (1967) and obtaining a Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware (1972) Rob moved to New York City, where he successfully pursued a career in commercial art. Rob enjoyed traveling and had a keen interest in collecting antiques and sculptures.
Rob moved to Lewisville, PA later in life where he continued to enjoy painting, drawing, and driving around the Oxford and Newark countryside. He volunteered at the Newark Historical Society and enjoyed learning about his hometown. Rob loved flowers and animals, especially his beloved cat Freda. He also kept turtles, finches, and a small collection of blue hens.
Rob’s kindness, generosity, and ability to make others laugh were cherished by his family and many friends. He will be sorely missed.
In addition to his father, Rob was preceded in death by his niece, Freda Loewenstein; and nephew, Edward Loewenstein. He is survived by his former spouse and lifelong best friend, Barbara Wise; mother, Claudine Bucci; sisters, Joan Loewenstein (Peter) and Melanie Wilson Eleuterio (Michael Munroe); daughter, Stacy Lyon Gutierrez (Oscar); nieces, Francesca and Christina Ciarrocchi and Natalie Eleuterio Frentzel; nephew, Robert Eleuterio (Suki); grandchildren, Henry and Eva Rose Gutierrez; grandnephew, Edison Frentzel; and grand nieces, Mishka and Luna Eleuterio.
In late April 2023, there will be a private graveside service in Oxford for the family, followed by a public memorial luncheon to honor Rob’s life. Details to follow on Facebook.