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Willard J. Wolcott, Sr.

Born: Mon., Jan. 1, 1923
Died: Wed., Jul. 2, 2014


Visitation

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 07, 2014
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


Memorial Service

12:00 PM Mon., Jul. 07, 2014
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


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Willard J. ’Willie’  Wolcott, Sr. 91, of Sylvan Beach formerly of Camden passed away July 2, 2014. He was born Jan 1, 1923 in Clayville, NY a son of Harry & Amelia Swanson Wolcott. He was a graduate of Camden High School where he participated in Varsity basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and track from 1937 to 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 8, 1941 and served for four years including the European Theater from 1942 through October 1945. After his discharge as a Staff Sergeant he attended Syracuse University.  On Dec 26, 1945 he married the former Eileen Burke at St. John’s Church, Camden, NY. Willard retired from the Camden Wire Co., as a truck driver in 1984 after many years. He also worked as an agent for State Farm Insurance.
Willard was a member of the Arthur S. Moran American Legion Post # 66 and the McConnellsville Golf Club. As an avid golfer he participated in the New York State Senior Games, winning one gold, two silver and one bronze metals. He qualified for the National Senior Games in 1991. He was also a long time Camden Little League Coach.
Surviving besides his wife Eileen are three daughters, Leslie & Edward Stewart, Sylvan Beach, Roberta & Andrew Wolff, Cleveland and Shelley & Glenn Ceglia, Herkimer, four sons, Timothy & Joanne Wolcott, Colorado, James, Sylvan Beach, Willard, Jr. & Patricia , Camden, and Michael Wolcott, Flagstaff, AZ, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by nine sisters and two brothers including Wallace ‘Wally’ Wolcott and their special aunt, Maude Faass with whom Willie  and Wally made their home for several years. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the compassionate care givers at St. Elizabeth’s Unit 3B and the Presbyterian Home Cedar Wing unit.
A Memorial service will be held 12:00 Noon on Monday from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Camden, NY. Private interment St. John’s Cemetery, North Bay, NY. Calling hours will be held Monday from 11:00am until the start of services. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Camden Little League or the CNY Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204-1361.

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Helen and Bill Meyers
   Posted Wed July 02, 2014
Wolcotts,
We are so sorry to hear about the death of your husband and dad. We know what a sad time it is for all of you. Dad and Willy will be reminiscing about all of their ball games and high school days. I think they were "double trouble." Please know that we are thinking about you.
Helen and Bill Meyers

Maureen R. Dourney
   Posted Fri July 04, 2014
To the Family of Willard J. Wolcott, Sr.,
Sincere sympathy to all of you. There’s a hole in your hearts that will never be filled; however, may you find comfort in knowing your loved one is in Heaven. May memories of the laughter and love you shared with him bring you peace now and always. Each of us is given the gift of time on this earth...to live…to learn...to love...and to leave a legacy. His legacy is enriched by the love, support, and wonderful experiences you shared with one another. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Palmer Anderson
   Posted Mon July 07, 2014
Dear Shelley,
I happened to be looking at the Rome Sentinel just now and saw your Dad's obituary. I'm sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your whole family. May the love of people around you help you remember him with a peaceful heart. (I still cherish our time together at Crane. Our friendship was full of joy, laughter and ♪ ♫ music ♫ ♪ all those hours in the dorm and still makes me smile.) Because of all that, I couldn't ignore your Dad's passing.
I am thinking of you, Marilyn Palmer Anderson

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