Clifford Leighton Wilkinson
Clifford Leighton Wilkinson, 64, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully May 8, 2012. Cliff was born in Wilmington and attended Mount Pleasant High School and the University of Delaware. His 40-year sales and management career in the wine and spirits industry was predominantly with Standard Distributors.
His keen eye for the absurd led him to his life-long passion of collecting the unique and obscure. Cliff's talent for artistic aquarium design inspired tranquility in friends and family alike. As an avid boater, Cliff enjoyed many gatherings on his boat in Charlestown, MD, with his loved ones.
Cliff is survived by his daughters Kellie Yarnell and husband Darrell, Carissa Moriello and husband Nicholas, brother Barry Wilkinson and wife Ann, and niece and nephews Stephanie, Tim, and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his parents Orville (Reds) and Marie Wilkinson, and his sister Karen Cunningham.