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.