IN MEMORIAM


| June/July 1995



RICHARD H. (DICK) WILCOX, 72, of Marcellus, New York, passed away on September 22, 1994. Dick was born on July 25, 1922, in Fayetteville, New York. He moved to Borodino, New York, at the age of two.

He enlisted in the 108th Army Air Corps at the age of eighteen. He became a P-51 fighter pilot in World War II, and later an instructor at West Point. After his Army tour was over, he married Leona Murphy of Otisco Valley, New York. They have three children: Jerry, Gary, and Christine.

Dick was a self-employed contractor, being in the excavating business, and later years home building, plumbing, heating, and electrical.

Being an accomplished machinist, Dick built and displayed many interesting models. He also collected and restored gas engines and tractors. He was a member of various clubs, including Hay Creek Valley Historical Association, the Southern Tier Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association, and the New York State Gas and Steam Engine Association. Dick also owned a Cessna 150 which he enjoyed flying. I was privileged to know Dick but for a few short years; we became good friends. He was always willing to help out, and was interested in seeing the younger members' involvement in this hobby. He will be missed by all who knew him. Thanks Dick, it was a pleasure knowing you!

Submitted by Rick Collis, 787 Markham Hollow Road, Tully, New York 13159.

I enclose an obituary (above right) for BOBBY THURMAN, who was a member of the Georgia Antique Engine Club.