Richard “Dick” Wilbur was a loving spouse, brother, father, grandfather and friend to so many. He passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 82 in Eagle, Idaho. He will be missed tremendously by everyone he touched with his gentle and kind ways.
Dad was born in San Diego on the 13th of December, 1938 to Elizabeth and Richard Wilbur. His oldest brother, Tim, also welcomed him. Brothers Tom and David later joined them. It would not be an overstatement that baseball was his passion. He shared this love of baseball with his parents and brothers. Dad grew to be an excellent baseball pitcher into his college years at the University of San Diego. While there, he met our mom, Anita Donnelly, and they were married on the 17th of August 1963 at the Immaculate Chapel on the USD campus.
In Dick’s professional life he worked for Port’s Clothing, Sears and Roebucks, Vaneer Graphics, until he stated his own business (Accurate Business Forms).
Dad Loved playing and studying the history of our National Pastime (Baseball), swimming, jogging and walking. He also loved reading, and writing biographies. Spending time with family for the holidays was especially important and singing Christmas Carols.
Dad put his energy into helping others; he was a member of The Knights of Columbus and took great pride in organizing efforts to get wheelchairs to people in Mexico.
Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years Anita Wilbur (of Eagle, ID); Daughters Diane Milward (Concord, CA), Monica Geraty (Boise, ID); Son Mark Wilbur (Santa Clara, CA); grandchildren, Daniel Milward, Alyssa Milward, Lara Milward and Ana Milward (Concord, CA.), Samuel Geraty, Joseph Geraty and Gabriel Geraty (Boise, ID); Brother’s Timothy, Thomas and David Wilbur
Dick was preceded in death by his parents.
Dick's brother, David Michael Wilbur: "As kids, we loved baseball. I remember going to a game when Dick, Tom and Tim occupied 1st, 2nd and 3rd base at the same time. The Third base coach bellowed: "Ladies and Gentleman, your attention please! The bases are filled with Wilburs."
Thomas Paul Wilbur: "I remember we had a baseball diamond that was built at our home in San Diego. Tim and Dick built a small announcers booth for me so that I could be a part of their game."
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