Frank W. Wolcott, 98, of Derrick City, passed away Saturday (Dec. 7, 2013) at the Bradford Manor.
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Frank was born in Duke Center on Sept. 20, 1915, a son of the late Norman R. and Bessie Bailey Wolcott Sr. On June 14, 1941, in Foster Brook, he married Wilma Jane Redington Wolcott, who died in March of 1988.
Mr. Wolcott was a 1934 graduate of Bradford High School. He had been employed at Kendall Refinery for 44 years as a heavy duty equipment mechanic.
He was a former member of the Derrick City United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of directors, and was later a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a member for 76 years and Past Master of the Northern Star Lodge #555, F&AM of Duke Center, a member and Past High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter #260, and member and Past High Priest of Council of Royal Select Master Masons #43. He was member and Past Commander of Trinity Commandery #58, Knights Templar, a member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor, Keystone Piory #26, a 32 degree member of the Coudersport Consistory, and received the Mediatory Service Award. He was also a member of the Orak Grotto, Zem Zem Temple of Erie, McKean County Shrine Club and Northwestern PA Shrine Association.
Mr. Wolcott was a member of the Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, and was a former Scout leader. He enjoyed boating with family and friends on the Kinzua Dam and skeet and trap shooting.
Surviving is one daughter, Jo Beth (Spencer) deWindt of Prince Frederick, Md.; one son, M. Chris (Maria) Wolcott of Derrick City; one grandson, James A Wolcott of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother Norman R. Wolcott Jr.
Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., at which time members of Northern Star Lodge #555 will conduct a Masonic Service, followed by funeral and committal services with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Burial will be in Limestone (N.Y.) Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
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Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2013