The Colligan History Project is saddened to hear of the passing of local business leader and philanthropist Harry T. Wilks, who died yesterday morning on his 89th birthday. A raconteur, art collector, and veteran of the World War Two Pacific campaign, Harry was a true pillar of the Hamilton community and a generous donor to many local causes, charities, and institutions, including his alma mater Miami University (class of 1948).
In September 2012, Harry kindly invited the Colligan History Project and TvHAMILTON into his unique residence, Pyramid Hill, where he was interviewed as part of the What’s Your Story? Heritage Stories of the Miami Valley series. Harry’s reminiscences can be viewed below.
The Colligan Project extends its sincere sympathies to Harry’s family and friends.