N. Leland “Lee” Wilson Jr., 89, Vero Beach

N. Leland “Lee” Wilson Jr., 89, of Vero Beach, died Dec. 8, 2010, at Royal Palm Convalescent Center, Vero Beach.

Born in Downingtown, Pa., he was a resident of Vero Beach for 19 years, coming from the Philadelphia suburbs.

A chemical engineer, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and was involved with development of the atomic bomb.

He was a longtime member of Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Beatrice K. Wilson, of Vero Beach; two sons, N. Leland Wilson, III, of Williamstown, N.J., and J. Michael Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif; one stepson, Jeffrey Thielen, of Upper Brookville, N.Y.; one sister, Dr. Dorothy Wilson, of Sunbury, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Yumi Wilson and Christen Thielen.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Wilson.

Services and Interment will be private.

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