Ron L. Wilt
Ronald L. Wilt of Virginia Beach died peacefully at Sentara Leigh Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. He was humble in heart as he fought a courageous two and a half year battle with ampullary cancer. He touched many people throughout his life with his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor.
Ron grew up in Columbus, Ohio and was the oldest son of Gerald and Margaret Wilt. He graduated from Franklin University in Columbus with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He served his country honorably in the United States Army Reserve. He was a retired airline pilot from Ryan International Airlines.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Caroline F. Wilt; father of Kellyn F. Wilt., Taylor F. Wilt, grandfather of Kayla M. Wilt-Abbott, Kendall M. Wilt-Abbott all of Virginia Beach, VA.; brother of Jeffrey Wilt and wife Julie of Columbus, Ohio; son-in-law of Doris J. Foster of Delaware, brother-in-law of Patricia S. Foster of VA., Mark Foster and wife Joelle of VA., John J. Foster Jr. of DE., Martha Conover and husband Craig of DE., Mary Cannon and husband William of DE; and uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service with a reception to follow will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA on Thursday, December 5th at 12:00 PM.
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our much loved husband, father, and grandfather. We pray for him and that the cure for this disease will be close at hand. The family would like to thank Dr. Cross and his team at Virginia Oncology, ICU and Palliative Care team at SLH, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for their compassionate care. Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.