Marvel Wilson Jr., 82, of Wallingford, retired owner of Wilson Oil & Propane, died Monday, Feb. 11, of a heart ailment in Saunders House, Lower Merion.
He had been ill since falling last November and had gone to Saunders House for rehabilitation.
In the 1950s, Mr. Wilson became vice president of his father's business. When Marvel Wilson Sr. retired in the 1970s, his son became its owner.
Born in Chester, Mr. Wilson graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1948, and served as a volunteer firefighter with the Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association.
His studies at Washington College were cut short by 18 months of Army service in the Korean War.