Wilcox, John A. "Jack" LATHAM John "Jack" A. Wilcox, 81, of Latham, beloved husband of Ruth Beck Wilcox for 58 years, died Friday, December 21, 2012 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Syracuse, son of the late James A. and Doris (Adsit) Wilcox. He educated in Baldwin-sville. He graduated at age 17 and was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers. He graduated with honors and bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota at Moorhead. He was a physical education, health teacher and coach at Shaker High School, retiring in 1985. He loved the game of golf. Jack was the fire commissioner for the Verdoy Fire Company for many years and also a member of the North Colonie Ambulance Squad. Jack was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Latham. Survivors include his beloved wife, Ruth Beck Wilcox; his loving son, Jay A. Wilcox of Latham; his cherished grandchildren, Melissa Marino, Ashley Zimmer, Ryan Zimmer, Chelsea Wilcox Amos and Dylan Wilcox and his great-granddaughter, Emily Jayne Marino. He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Wilcox Zimmer and sister, Mary Jean Houghtaling. Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, December 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 129 Old Loudon Road, Latham, with the Rev. Richard Lehmann officiating. After the service, friends and relatives are invited to the Verdoy Fire Dept. to celebrate Coach Jack Wilcox's life. Contributions to the Verdoy Fire Co., 988 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110 or to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 129 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110 in memory of Jack Wilcox would be appreciated. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family, please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com
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Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110
Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2012