Arthur Nelson Wilcox Jr. of Middletown, N.Y., dies at age 68


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Arthur Nelson Wilcox, Jr. a lifetime Middletown, N.Y., resident, died following a short illness on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. He was 68.

The eldest son of Shirley Eherts Wilcox and the late Arthur Nelson Wilcox, Sr., he was born on Jan. 15, 1951 in Middletown. Art kept his high spirited brothers and cousins in line, he was the fixer. He could smooth everything over. Art graduated from Middletown High School Class of 1969 and later proudly served in the US Army as a member of the Military Police.

He joined the Newburgh Fire Department, proudly served as president of IAFF 589, which led to a career with the NYS AFL CIO as the public employee director. He was an advocate for others- a tough negotiator, relentless in his support of worker’s rights. Upon retirement from AFL CIO, he started his own lobbyist firm where he continued to fight for ideals. He softened with age, and was the kindest, most generous person his family knew.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley; his wife, Joann Turi-Wilcox, at home; son, Ryan of Los Angeles, Calif., daughter, Dr. Amy Voigt and husband, Chris, of New Orleans, La.; stepchildren, Cory Rosen, Dustin Rosen and his wife, Michelle, and Cassidy Turi; brothers, William and his wife, Jody, of Middletown, Randy and his wife, Pauline, of Bloomingburg, Nelson and his girlfriend, Jan, of Goshen, N.Y., and Peter and his wife, Victoria, of Pine Bush, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Joseph Myers and his wife, Kathleen; and cousin, Patty Mitchell; grandchildren, C.J. and Chris; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held May 10 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. A Funeral Service of remembrance was held May 11 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial followed in the family plot in Hillside Cemetery in Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National World War II War Museum, a place he spent many afternoons with his grandsons; or the Honor Flight Network.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Heritage Trail's 2.2-mile extension in Goshen is completed
Local officials held a ribbon-cutting on July 17 to celebrate the completion of a 2.2-mile extension of the Heritage Trail from the village to town of Goshen.
The Orange...

Read more »
Image

Local drama students to perform 'Frozen Jr.'
The Acting Out Playhouse, in conjunction with SummerStar Theatre, will present “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” with performances on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. and...
Read more »
Image

It will be 50 years ago Saturday
"We choose to go to the moon," declared President John F. Kennedy in 1962 at Rice Stadium in Texas, invoking a new urgency in the space race.
Seven years later,...

Read more »
Image

Skoufis announces $100K for LGBTQ center in Newburgh
State Sen. James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) has announced that his office has secured $100,000 in operational funding for the Newburgh LGBTQ Center.
This funding will give the...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Missing Goshen man found dead
  • Jul 12, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Chester, NY