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Dr. Winthrop Peabody Wilcox, Jr.

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 2, 2013 @ 3:29 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments

Dr. Winthrop Peabody Wilcox, Jr. died on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at North Naples Hospital in Naples, Florida of complications from aspiration pneumonia. He was 74.

                Dr. Wilcox was born July 23, 1938 in Washington, D.C. He was the son of Dr. Winthrop P. Wilcox and Marian Bailey Wilcox. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, graduating in 1956. He went on to Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a chemistry major in 1960.

                He attended Cornell Medical College in New York City, where he met his future wife, Jane Brittain. They married on August 25, 1962. He graduated from Cornell in 1964.

                Dr. Wilcox completed an internship and residency at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From 1966-68 he served as a captain in the United States Air Force in Sacramento, California, from which he was honorably discharged. He went on to a residency in anesthesiology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

                Dr. Wilcox spent the entirety of his 28-year medical career at Anesthesia Associates in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1998.

                For many years, Dr. Wilcox was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Lancaster, where he sang in the church choir and taught Sunday school. He was an important benefactor of the church.

                In 2006 Dr. Wilcox became a permanent resident of Florida, when he and his wife settled in Naples. There he became an associate member of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church.

                He is survived by Jane Wilcox, his wife of more than 50 years, who is a resident of Naples, Florida. He is also survived by two daughters and four grandchildren: Beth Wilcox Koby of Oak Hill, Virginia, who is married to Patrick Koby and their two children Amelia and Ben; and Susan Wilcox Taylor of Worthington, Ohio, who is married to Mark Taylor and their two children Drew and Maggie. In addition he is survived by his sister, Betty Hampton of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and her husband Robert Hampton.

                A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601 on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Mark L. Russell officiating.  Family will greet relatives and friends immediately following the memorial service.  Interment in Hershey Cemetery, Hershey, PA. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, at the above address.

Condolences for the family of “Dr. Winthrop Peabody Wilcox, Jr.”

Condolence from Ginny Nix Hoover on July 3rd, 2013 11:55 am

I worked at LGH in the 70’s with Dr. Wilcox and also at VNA with Jane. My prayer is that God will be your peace, strength and comfort in these days of grief and loss.

Condolence from Sue and Jim Goddard on July 3rd, 2013 5:10 pm

Dear Jane: Sue and I are sorry we cannot be with you on Saturday because of long term plans with family. I regarded Win as a very special friend and colleague. We shared the early days of Anesthesia Associates, and in many ways they were the best. We enjoyed the parties and get-togethers as well as our professional relationships at LGH. Win was a highly competent practitioner and a great partner. Sue and I will be thinking of you and your family, and you are all very much in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Sue and Jim

Condolence from V. Ward Barr on July 4th, 2013 5:51 pm

Dear Jane,

I am very saddened to hear of my Friend and former colleague, “Winnie’s”, passing. I appreciated him as a Special person in many ways, not just in Medicine. I also felt a special Comaraderie with him. Marcy’s and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family as you remember special times and celebrate his very fruitful life. He will be missed by many.

Condolence from Patty O’Toole on July 5th, 2013 4:47 pm

I wish to offer my condolences to the family. I am a friend of Betty Hampton from the class of 1959 at B-CC. In fact we were cheerleaders together. What an impressive and full live he had. I am so sorry.

Condolence from Jack and Georgiann Shertzer on July 6th, 2013 9:50 am

Dear Jane,
We were saddened to learn of Winnie’s passing. He was a fine physician and I felt very confident when he was the anesthesiologist for my cases. I felt privileged to call him a friend. Our condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Ginny Palmer on July 6th, 2013 2:59 pm

I worked at LGH in the 70’s and early 80’s. Dr. Wilcox was a pleasure to work with. One day he showed up to see a patient I was caring for. I said – this patient is not scheduled for surgery. No, he said, he attends my church. Dr. Wilcox was a great example of a professional and of a christian. It was an honor to have worked with him. He also gave me my first epidural. 🙂 I am sorry for your lose, but he has left many good memories behind.

Condolence from Ronald Plutnicki on July 6th, 2013 11:10 pm

Dear Jane. It was with deep sorrow I read of the passing of Winnie. I had many opprortunities to work with him in the O.R. and always appreciated his ability to keep patients calm with his humor. He was a very competent physician and a pleasure to work with always. Ron Plutnicki

Condolence from Janet Wendler on July 7th, 2013 1:54 pm


I will always remember Dr. Wilcox as a gentleman with great intelligence and humor. It was my pleasure to have known and worked with you both. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Condolence from Amy Espy on July 11th, 2013 3:47 pm

Jane, I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Wilcox’s passing. I pray that you find comfort in your memories of the life that you shared together.
Sincerely, Amy Espy (VNA)

Condolence from Dr. Jerry Rothacker on July 12th, 2013 10:47 am

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.It was always a pleasure to work with him in the OR. I knew I had good anesthesia and was likely to be entertained by the head of the table at some time during the case!You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jerry Rothacker

Condolence from Virginia Young on July 13th, 2013 11:04 am

To the Wilcox family,
I remember when you brought your girls around to show them Schaeffer School. I was teaching third grade at the time and your younger daughter was in fourth grade. We watched your family grow up at church. I will miss Win’s smiling face in the choir. I also appreciated he made a special effort to be my anesthesiologist when I had surgery many years ago. May you have comfort and peace in the difficult days ahead.
Michael and Virginia Young

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