Obituary: Earl J. Wilcoxson

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Earl J. Wilcoxson

WATERBURY — Mr. Earl J. Wilcoxson, 90, of Waterbury, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of the late Harriet Anne (Owins) Wilcoxson.

Mr. Wilcoxson was born in Muskegon Heights, Mich., a son of the late Daniel and Elsie R. (Snodgrass) Wilcoxson and was a Waterbury resident since 2005 having formerly lived in Maryland since moving there in 1954. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Following his military service he served as a firefighter with the Quantico, Va. Marine Base Fire Department from 1944 to 1954 and then with the Pax River Naval Air Station Fire Department from 1954 to 1971, retiring as captain.

While a resident of Maryland, he was a member of the Lexington Park Methodist Church, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post both California, Md., and a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Lexington Park, Md.

He leaves a son, Stephen Earl Wilcoxson of Shippinsberg, Pa. and a daughter, Harriet Beck of Naugatuck; two grandchildren, David C. Beck and Jennifer L. Soltanas; two great-grandchildren, Cailyn Soltanas and Briana Beck

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20656. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Md. There are no local calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., is in charge of local arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1501 N. W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL, 33136.

For further information or to send an e-mail condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.