Lynn Wilcox, 78, of Bath, NY was born on November 13th, 1937 in Rockville Centre, New York and passed away on October 8, 2016 after years of medical challenges. His body was donated for research at Strong Memorial Hospital so that he can continue to be a blessing. Lynn married Linda (Miles) Wilcox on July 1st, 1967 in Baldwin, NY, and was father to 2 daughters, Suzanne (James) Bernhardt of Stow, OH, and Stephanie (Rob) Witt of El Segundo, CA and 5 grandchildren, Francis, Charles, and Greta Bernhardt of Stow, OH and Sarah and Edward Witt of El Segundo, CA. Lynn is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews around the country as well as many, many friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and LaMoine Wilcox, his step-mother, Dulcy Wilcox, his sister, Dawn Schmidt, his brother Roy Wilcox, and his baby daughter, September Wilcox. Lynn served his country in both the Navy and Air Force. He briefly attended Brown University as well as New York Institute of Technology. His career with the Veterans Administration led him from New York City to Bath in 1969 where he and his wife developed life-long connections, raised their children, and became staples in the community. Lynn spent years clowning with his Christian clown group called the "C.L.O.D. Squad". Christ's Love Opens Doors (CLOD) was not only the name of the group but a belief Lynn lived by. After he retired, Lynn spent many years as a volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He served as the commander of the DAV Chapter 7 in Bath for several years. Lynn and his wife were very involved in Champagne Whirl-A-Ways, a local square dancing group. He also belonged to The Mustard Seed Circle of the King's Daughters and Sons where he and his wife enjoyed Christian projects. He will be remembered lovingly as having been an exceptionally strong Christian with a great sense of humor, a loving husband, and a phenomenal father and grandfather. Calling hours will be held at Bond Davis funeral home on Friday October 28th from 4-6PM and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11AM on Saturday October 29th at Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to: The National Kidney Foundation [ www.kidney.org ] or the Disabled American Veterans [ www.dav.org ].
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