Jerome Wilcox

FORESTPORT — Jerome Wilcox, 65, of Wheelertown Rd. passed away at home on December 17, 2011 surrounded by his family and under the care of hospice. He was born in Utica on April 17, 1946 a son of Joseph and Mary Gosson Wilcox. He grew up on Rte 365 and attended Remsen High School. Jerome greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and guns.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law Jerome Jr. and Amanda Wilcox, Forestport; three daughters Mary Wilcox, Herkimer; Kathleen and John Miner Sr., Herkimer; Suzanne Grower, Boonville; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers John (Jackie) Wilcox, Remsen; James Wilcox, Texas; Joseph Jr. Wilcox, Prospect; sisters Helen Griswold, Remsen; Ann Dousharm, Holland Patent; Elizabeth (Bit) Schoening, Pa; Elaine Burke, Va; first wife Joyce King.

He is predeceased by his long time companion Grace Kelly on February 23, 2002; one granddaughter Gracie Mae Grower; two brothers William and Patrick Wilcox; one sister Margaret Smith.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday December 20, 2011 at Ackley-Mills Funeral Home, 9597 Main Street, Remsen. Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. on Monday. Interment in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hinckley.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Jerome’s online memorial page by going to