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Maurice C Wildy Jr.

d. December 24, 2023

Maurice Curtis Wildy Jr. departed this life on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at the age of 76. He was born on May 16, 1947, in St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina to the late Maurice C. and Delphine G. Wildy.

He attended St. Helena Elementary School, and (for high school) Boggs Academy, in Keysville, Georgia, graduating in 1965 as an honor student. He attended Drew University, in Madison, NJ., graduating in 1969 with a B.A. in Political Science.

Maurice entered the Army in August of 1970. He graduated from Army OCS that year and reached the rank of First Lieutenant by August 1971. In May of 1972, he received the Bronze Star Medal having distinguished himself by meritorious service, while serving as an infantry platoon leader (23rd Infantry Division and People’s Self Defense Force Advisor, Chung Thien Province, Vietnam). After his honorable discharge, he remained supportive of fellow veterans. He was a member of the 369th Veterans Association and the Vietnam Veterans Association, volunteered as a counselor at a veterans drug counseling center, and contributed to veterans-related charities.

Maurice was highly self-motivated, ambitious, willing to work hard to achieve his goals. In 1972, he became a commercial underwriter for Allstate Insurance Company; in 1975, a commercial accounts underwriter; by 1978, he was the Underwriting Division Supervisor, Eastern Commercial Region; and in 1985 he was promoted from Underwriting Division Manager to Commercial Territorial Manager (assuming responsibility for ten states). Rather than taking another promotion that would require relocating his family, Maurice decided to become an Allstate Agency Owner, first located in Selden NY, and later in Holbrook, NY.

In addition to his strong work ethic, he had a heart for community service, and was recognized with the Allstate “Agency Hands in the Community Award” for his commitment to community service. He was a man who was highly beloved, respected, and appreciated. He was an excellent “team” man, both as a team leader, and as a team player, and many considered him a mentor. His character could be summed up by the words kind, generous, loyal, trustworthy, and honorable. He was also known for his love of golf, photography, and most importantly – family and friends. He was a loving father and grandfather, a strong moral guide, and a great giver of care, friendship, and support. He will be dearly missed, his memory deeply cherished, and his influence and impact profoundly appreciated.

Maurice was predeceased by his parents; his twin sons Mark Wildy and Michael Wildy; and his brothers Earl Thomas Wildy and Don Albert Wildy. He is survived by his son Maurice Curtis Wildy III, daughter-in-law Jennifer Wildy; his granddaughter Jana Saree Wildy; his sister-in-law Candace Wildy; his niece Dr. Erica Lynn Wildy; his nephew Marcus Earl Wildy (Lauren); great friends Roland (Al) Gardner and Fred Morris, amongst numerous beloved cousins, friends, and former co-workers.


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