Wesley M. Oler Jr., 88, a retired executive with General Motors who was a member of the U.S. Olympic track team in 1912, died of arteriosclerosis Saturday at the Goodwin House retirement home in Alexandria. He had lived at Goodwin House for the past 10 years.
Mr. Oler was a member of the U.S. team that traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, for the 1912 Olympics. He was a native of Baltimore and was in his senior year at the Pawling School in New York at the time he went to Stockholm.
He was a 1916 graduate of Yale University, where he set a number of track records. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the Army and was a pilot during World War I.
Mr. Oler was a partner in a New York Stock brokerage firm before joining General Motors in 1939. He retired as that corporations's public relations director for overseas operations and moved to White Stone, Va., in 1956.
Survivors include his wife, the former Imogene Mary Rubel of Alexandria; three sons, Dr. Wesley M. III, of Washington, William H., of Greenwich, Conn. , and the Rev. Clarke K., of Beverly Hills, Calif.; nine great grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Foundation for Historic Christ church, Irvington, Va. c22480.