Theodore Wilson, New Rochelle Resident, Dies in Pennsylvania Skydiving Accident

Written By: Robert Cox

Theodore Wilson.jpgNew Rochelle resident Theodore Wilson, 70, died Saturday after his parachute being entangled with a fellow skydiver and tumbling 75 feet to the ground, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Wilson resided at 58 Hamilton Avenue. He was a Certified Public Accountant and ran his accounting business out of his home.

Wilson collided in mid-air with George Flynn, 75, of Colonia, NJ. Flynn was medevaced by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The two men were part of a group jumping at Sky’s the Limit Skydiving at the Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport near I-80 and the Delaware Water Gap.

The Pocono Record reported that “initial reports indicated that Wilson may have been suffering from a heart attack. His cause of death has not been released.”

UPDATE: The Journal News has a backgrounder on Theodore Wilson:

Theodore Wilson, New Rochelle landmark board member and activist, killed while skydiving

Wilson was a member of the city’s Historical Landmark Review Board since 2005. He was nominated by Councilman James Stowe, a long time friend. He was president of the Rochelle Heights Association for many years. Read the entire story here.

UPDATE: Second man, 75, dies following Pocono skydiving accident

Drudge Skydiving.jpgUPDATE: The AP version of the story made the Drudge Report.