Austin Wilcox

Austin A. Wilcox

Monday, July 5th, 1948 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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TROY Sergeant First Class Austin A. Wilcox US Army Ret., 70, of 3rd Ave. passed away peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he is the son of Florence Jones Wilcox of Troy and the late Ambrose Wilcox.

Austin was a retiree of the US Army and had served over a 40 year period. He had served in the Vietnam War and more recently in Afghanistan. He received numerous medals including the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm/ the Expert Rifle Badge and the Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster). He retired in 2005. Austin was a Life Member of the Veterans of Lansingburgh. He was a hard core Republican. A compassionate man he would always put other people’s need before his own.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his loving children, Lucille Wilcox (Pete Delcoro) of Richmondville, Denise Drywater of Oklahoma, Austin Wilcox II, Tanya Wilcox and Mario Dinelli all of Troy. He was the proud grandfather of Krissa Drywater, Alexander Wilcox, Susan and Maria Dinelli, and Samantha Adams and great grandfather of Julian Kai Fullbright. Also surviving is his brother Richard Burdick.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford on Saturday from 2-4 pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
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    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Republican Party
  • US Army
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross


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Doris Salvi

Posted at 07:53am
Rest in peace Austin.

Tiffany wilcox

Posted at 08:36pm
Rest in peace love always tiffany wilcox

Cindy D'Ambrosi

Posted at 11:42am
My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be dearly missed. He put up a long hard fight and now he may rest in peace playing his harmonica in heaven.

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