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Bills owner Ralph Wilson's funeral to be private affair in Detroit on Saturday

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    FILE - In this July 26, 1972, file photo, Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills football team, listens to a question as he appeared before the House Select Committee on Crime in Washington. Bills owner Wilson Jr. has died at the age of 95. NFL.com says team president Russ Brandon announced his death at the league's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - This March 2, 2006, file photo shows Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson arriving for a meeting with NFL owners and commissioner Paul Tagliabue at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Bills owner Wilson Jr. has died at the age of 95. NFL.com says team president Russ Brandon announced his death at the league's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was one of the original founders of the American Football League and owned the Bills for the last 54 years. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)The Associated Press

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    In this 1970 photo provided by NFL Photos, Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson poses for a photo in Buffalo, N.Y. 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/NFL Photos)The Associated Press

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.