Lowell James Wilcox

RANDOLPH — Lowell James Wilcox, 73, of Billion Dollar Highway, Randolph, passed away on May 9, 2021 at home after a brief illness with colon cancer.

He was born July 15, 1947, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Reah Irene (Crooks) Wilcox and the late Ward W. Wilcox.

Lowell was a 1965 graduate of Randolph Central School and SUNY Geneseo. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force from May 31, 1966 to January 19, 1970, rank of sergeant, where he served during the Vietnam War Era – Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. He was a member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 6533 in East Randolph, N.Y.

Lowell worked for several accounting firms in the area, as well as the financial officer of the Co-Operative Insurance Company of WNY in Randolph, an soon after opened his own tax accounting business in 1995. He served as the volunteer treasurer/board member of the Randolph Free Library and treasurer of the Randolph Area Development Corp.

Lowell was an avid music lover of different genres. For many years, he was active in the Barbershop singing community. He was a charter member of the Jamestown Harmony Express Chorus, Jamestown and the Seneca Junction Chorus, Salamanca. He sang with several different quartets in the area as well.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Bennett), whom he married on May 30, 1992; his children: Thomas Wilcox and Susan M. Wilcox of Randolph; three stepsons: Daniel (Dana) Myers of Franklin, Mass., Jarrett (Vicky) Myers of Milford, Mass., and Brian Myers of Killeen, Texas; and grandchildren: Alexis, Anastasia and Brayden Myers of Massachusetts; his mother, Reah of Randolph; a sister, Diane Carpenter of Randolph; brothers: Jeffrey (Diana) Wilcox of Clover, S.C., and Jon (Bonnie) Wilcox of Falconer, N.Y.; brother and nister-in-law, Joe and Cheryl Mattern, Newark, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by his father, Ward Wilcox (Oct 29, 1989).

At his request, there will be no visitation. A celebration of his life is planned for Friday, May 14, 2021. from 4-7 p.m., at the Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main St., Randolph, NY 14772.

A special thank you to our family and friends, the nurses of Hospice/Cattarugus County, Dr. Evadne Ong, Dr. James Campion, and Dr. Tim Brown for their comforting care and concern during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Randolph Free Library, 26 Jamestown St,, Randolph, N.Y., Hospice of Cattaraugus County, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760 or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Van Rensselaer and Son Funeral Home, Randolph.

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