Fans to attend memorial tailgate

In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, Rich Stifter, Jr., takes the snap from his dad Rich Stifter, Sr., in the parking lot of Ralph Wilson Stadium before his first NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. has died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was 95. Bills president Russ Brandon made the announcement at the NFL winter meetings in Orlando, Fla. Wilson Jr. was one of the original founders of the American Football League and owned the Bills for the last 54 years. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Family and friends will say a final goodbye this weekend to Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson. His family has arranged a private service for him Saturday in his hometown of Detroit.

The Buffalo Bills are planning a public celebration of his life here in western New York but have not announced the final details.

There will also be a memorial tailgate from 1 until 5 p.m. this Sunday at the Wings Flight parking lot. That’s on California Road, right behind the stadium in Orchard Park. It’s $10 per car and proceeds go to the Hunter’s Hope Foundation.

Mr. Wilson died at his home in Michigan on Tuesday. He was 95 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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