Mayor of Orchard Park dies unexpectedly

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – People in Orchard Park are mourning the sudden death of their mayor.

According to his obituary, John Wilson, 64, died while walking his dog on Wednesday, November 5.

Wilson became mayor in 2005. He was married to Nancy Wilson and is survived by two sons.

Calling hours are Saturday 2 to 4 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 4 to 8 p.m at the F. E. Brown Sons Funeral Home. The funeral is Monday at 11 a.m. in the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church at 4369 South Buffalo Street.

The family is asking that memorials be made to the American Heart Association. 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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