Ronald A.J. Wilson, a retired accounting executive and Vietnam veteran, died June 30 from complications of pneumonia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. The former Roland Park resident was 67.
The son of a chemist and hospital volunteer, he was born and raised in Port Washington, N.Y., where he graduated from high school.
After earning a bachelor's degree in 1966 from Harvard University, Mr. Wilson enlisted in the Marine Corps and served one tour of duty in Vietnam. He was discharged with the rank of captain in 1970, and later earned a master's degree in accounting from New York University.
Mr. Wilson held accounting positions in New York, Paris and Boston before coming to Baltimore in 1988, where he went to work as a partner at KPMG and later Ernst & Young.
He established the accounting firm of Wilson & Associates in 2002, from which he retired this year. He also had been chief financial officer for Paragon Bioservices.
Mr. Wilson had been a board member of the Greater Baltimore Technological Council and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Baltimore and Washington. Other board memberships included Combined Health Agencies of Maryland and Avedis Zildjian Co.
The former Overhill Road resident moved to Sunapee, N.H., this year. He enjoyed spending summers at Lake Sunapee and was a member of the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club.
In addition to boating, Mr. Wilson was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed playing golf and tennis.
He had been a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave., Arbutus, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. July 14.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Bonnie J. Zaleski; two sons, Jonathan Wilson of Baltimore and Matt Wilson of Westfield, N.J.; his mother, Marion E. Wilson of Lake Ridge, Va.; a sister, Candace Wilson Reeder of Manassas, Va.; and two grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun