ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Some of Ralph Wilson’s close friends are remembering him, after he passed away at the age of 95. Van Miller and Marv Levy reflected on Wilson’s legacy Tuesday.
Van Miller and Marv Levy, both very saddened to hear of Ralph Wilson’s death. Miller remembers him as a champion for Buffalo, who led the way for the AFL to merge with the NFL. Levy remembers him as much more than a boss.
Levy said, “How do I remember Ralph Wilson? What a special man he was in every way. I was so honored and fortunate to be able to work with him. After a while, he wasn’t my boss. He was my friend.”
“I am so saddened to learn of his passing. What a tremendous asset and part of professional football he’s been,” said Levy.
Van Miller said, “I think he’ll be remembered as their champion. As the man who did the most to turn this city into a major league franchise. Don’t forget, they won American Football League championships in 1964 and 65.”
Levy says Wilson really took care of the people who worked for him, from the general manager all the way to the security folks. He stressed everyone in the organization played a role in building the Super Bowl teams.