HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MYValleyTributes) – William R. “Bill” Wilcox, 62, of Hermitage, passed away Monday evening, October 31, 2022, in Sharon Regional Medical Center.

Bill was born February 5, 1960, in Sharon, a son of Robert J. and Nancy Ann (Dickman) Wilcox.

He was a 1978 graduate of Hickory High School.

Upon the completion of his apprenticeship, Bill was employed as a supervisor, working out of the Sprinkler Fitters Local 669, Columbia, Maryland.

An outdoorsman, he loved gardening, growing his own food and beekeeping.

Bill was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 6166, Hermitage.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Cooper Wilcox, whom he married January 7, 1995; his mother, Nancy Wilcox of Hermitage; a daughter, Lyndsie DeVito and her husband, Joe, of Franklin, Pennsylvania; a stepdaughter, Tara Nicole Tjahjadi and her husband, Daniel, of Los Angeles, California; four grandchildren, John, Thea, Aristotle and Coberly; two sisters, Lori Dodd and her significant other, Marc, of Pittsburgh and Traci Wilcox and her husband, Garry Bonanno, of Sharon; a brother, Randy Wilcox and two nephews.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, his body was donated to science.

Calling hour will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., until the time of the service, Saturday, November 5, 2022 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. A memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Nathan Seckinger, pastor of Neshannock Alliance Church, officiating.

A television tribute will air Friday, November 4 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.