J. Gwynne Wilson, M.D., age 92, a physician specializing in Radiology, died on April 2, 2018, at home in Sausalito, CA. Born and raised in the Southeast, he was a resident of San Francisco, CA, from 1955 until he moved to Sausalito, CA, in 1964, where he lived until his death resulting from a short illness.
Dr. Wilson was born in Rock Hill, SC, on March 2, 1926. He was the second of four sons born to William Miller Wilson and Dorothy Gwynne Wilson.
At the age of twelve he moved with his family to Charleston, SC. In 1943 he entered the US Navy to be trained as a Naval Aviator in Florida. Because of improving war conditions, he was transferred in 1944 to the Navy College Training Program and attended the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL until 1945. He was then sent to the University of South Carolina as part of the NROTC Program, receiving his commission as an Ensign in 1947 and, at the same time, was awarded a B.S. Degree in Chemistry.
Dr. Wilson received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, in 1952, and was an intern at King’s County Hospital in New York City until 1953, when he entered the Navy on active duty, for a second time, as a physician with the rank of Lieutenant, traveling the world for two years on ships of the Military Sea Transport Service.
He received his specialty training in Radiology at Stanford University Hospitals in San Francisco from 1955 – 1958, and then began private practice in Radiology in 1958 in Daly City, CA.
In 1986 he and three other radiologists formed the Daly City Imaging Center where he was a partner until his retirement in 1993.
He was a member of the American College of Radiology, the San Francisco Medical Society, the California Radiological Society, the Radiological Society of North America, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Collegiate Fraternity, the Alpha Kappa Kappa Medical Fraternity, and was an active member of the Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestries of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco, and subsequently of Christ Church, Sausalito.
Dr. Wilson was an avid skier, a sailing enthusiast, and a collector of fine automobiles, owning some seventy domestic and foreign cars during his life.
He was predeceased in death by his partner of fifty-five years, William R. Charles, and is survived by his partner, Thomas Patrick Mahoney. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Dr. Wilson’s remains will be inurned at a graveside service to be held at the Church of the Holy Cross in Stateburg, SC, and a simple memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Sausalito. Plans for both are still pending.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be sent to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, to Christ Church, Sausalito, or to a charity of one’s choice.