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April 7, 2011

Harry L. Wilcox of Fremont, NY, a farmer and maple syrup producer at the Wilcox Farm and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. He was 82.

The son of the late James and Katherine Stoesser Wilcox, he was born June 3, 1928 in the Town of Fremont.

Harry was a charter member and still active in the Fremont-Hankins Fire Department, serving as fire commissioner for over 50 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Callicoon Co-op Insurance Company, a trustee of the Fremont Center Cemetery Board and served on many state and local farm committees.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor E. Kellam Wilcox at home, whom he married in 1952; sons Daniel Wilcox and wife Martha of Fremont, Earl Wilcox and wife Karen of Roscoe, NY, John Wilcox and wife Lynne of Fremont and James Wilcox of Fremont; sisters Helen Stewart and husband Kenneth of Roscoe and Rose Hendrickson and companion Edward Miller of Oneonta, NY; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by one sister, Shirley Bunt.

Burial was in the Fremont Center Cemetery, Fremont Center.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Visit www.Harris-FH.com.