This brief obituary is from philly.com, January 20, 2015.
WILKINSON, Ph.D., FAGO
HARRY, age 92, Jan. 15, 2015. DR. WILKINSON, was Professor Emeritus, West Chester University Music Theory and Composition Dept. and well respected organ professor. He is survived by many friends, colleagues, and students, especially Bruce Shultz. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 10 A.M., Old St. Mary’s Church, 248 S. 4th St., Phila., PA 19106. Friends are invited to his Visitation after 9 A.M. in the church. Int. Private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Organ Restoration Fund, 4625 Springfield Ave., Phila. PA 19143. (O’LEARY F.H., Springfield, PA)
And this is from the full obituary from The Inquirer (Philadelphia) online:
Harry Wilkinson, 92, of Philadelphia, a longtime music professor, organist, and church musician, died Thursday, Jan. 15, of congestive heart failure at his home. Born in Saginaw, Mich., in 1922, he had a long and distinguished career as an organist and church musician, Yale organ curator Joseph Dzeda said in an online remembrance. “A gifted improviser at the organ, he began his early studies at age 12 with Harry C. Banks, Girard College organist,” Dzeda said on www.wanamakerorgan.com, the website of Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.
If you don’t already have Harry’s recordings at Girard College, they are available for sale at Pro Organo. Fred Hohman, producer of these recordings, recently wrote a remembrance of Harry: “It has been said that no one knows the Girard College Chapel organ as well as Harry does. And I think no one else ever will. I believe that completely. Harry grew up with that 1933 Skinner, and that ultra-rich acoustic, which, thankfully, is preserved to this very day. Even though the tonal palette of the Girard College Chapel organ, and so many other organs like it, is sheer magic, the musical magic only seems to take on a special glow when the organist handles the magical instrument like a master magician. And that Harry did!”