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Bills owner Wilson's funeral set for Saturday
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2009, file photo, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson Jr., stands with his bronze bust during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, in Canton, Ohio. Bills owner Wilson Jr. has died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was 95. Bills president Russ Brandon made the announcement at the NFL winter meetings in Orlando, Fla. Wilson Jr. was one of the original founders of the American Football League and owned the Bills for the last 54 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
March 27, 2014, 2:37 pm

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Private funeral services for Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson will be held in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday.

The team made the announcement Thursday, two days after the 95-year-old Hall of Fame owner died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

The Bills are planning to hold a public celebration and remembrance honoring Wilson at a date that has yet to be determined.

The Bills ask that donations made on Wilson's behalf be made out to the Hospice Foundation of Western new York, the Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan chapter, and St. John Hospital Medical Center in support of the Wilson telemonitoring program.

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