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March 19, 2014

Ellsworth E. "Red" Wilcox

SARANAC LAKE — Ellsworth E. "Red" Wilcox, 86, of 48 Petrova Ave., Saranac Lake, died Friday, March 14, 2014. He had been a patient of Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake since Nov., 2013.

"Red" was born on March 17, 1927, in Cortland, N.Y. He was adopted by Brad and Elizabeth Wilcox of Saranac Lake. Red's siblings were his sister Theresa, and his twin brother Ellwood, who were also adopted.

Red married Louise M. Branch on Sept. 6, 1948, in St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake. Red graduated from Saranac Lake Central High School in 1945. He attended Canton University and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater with three battle stars.

From May 1946 to Sept. 1949, Red was employed by the Civil Service Police Department and commissioned in the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii. Following his return to Saranac Lake, Red was employed as the Assistant Manager at the National Army Store from 1949 to 1960 and then for the Prudential Insurance Company as District Agent from 1960 to 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he was affiliated with the Ayres Insurance Agency in the property and casualty line. He also is a former real estate agent for Ayres Real Estate Agency. Following his retirement he worked part time as a sales clerk for Aubuchon Hardware in Saranac Lake.

Red was a member of numerous organizations including: National Association of Life Underwriters for 28 years, Tri-Lakes Life Underwriters Association, National Quality Award in Life Insurance for 16 years, Massena Chapter of Baseball Officials for Section 10, Lyon Mountain Chapter of Baseball Officials, Baseball and Adirondack Softball Association, where he was appointed to the Executive Board of both associations, member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where he served as a Junior and Senior Warden and past member of the vestry, Saranac Lake Central School Hall of Fame Board and was the Grand Marshall of the 1999 Winter Carnival. He received several awards through out his career including the L.U.T.C.F. Designation in 1986 and the National Sales Achievement Award 1977 - 1983

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