F. Joseph Wolcott

Born: Sat., May 11, 1918
Died: Thu., Apr. 18, 2013


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 20, 2013
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 PM Sat., Apr. 20, 2013
Location: St. Raphael's Catholic Church

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F. Joseph Wolcott     Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather
Eldred- F. Joseph Wolcott, 94, of South Main St., passed away Thursday (April 18th, 2013) at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born May 11th, 1918 in Eldred he was a son of Floyd and Mabel Splain Wolcott.  On June 22nd, 1946 at St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred, he married Margaret Cawley, who survives.
Joe graduated from Eldred High School; he then graduated from Peddie Preparatory School and later graduated from St Bonaventure University in 1941.  He was a lifelong resident of Eldred.
Mr. Wolcott was employed in the family business, Wolcott Brothers Feed Mill in Eldred.  He later accepted a position as a teacher at Eldred High School then Otto-Eldred High School, where he was employed for over 40 years before retiring in 1980.
Joe was a lifelong member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Eldred where he was also a member of the parish council.  He was a founding member of the Harlan j. Davis Council of the Knights of Columbus.   He was a member of the St. Bonaventure Golf Club, and a founding member of their Geritol League. He was a lifelong member of the PSEA and a member of the Otto-Eldred Retired Teachers Association.
He was instrumental in starting the Eldred Little League program, as well as coaching for many years. He also coached boys basketball at Eldred High School.  He also coached the Potter-McKean state champion little league all-stars to the little league World Series.  He was a lifelong St. Bonaventure basketball and women’s soccer fan.  He was a Boston Red Sox fan and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jeffrey (Jane) Wolcott of Olean’ Jerome (Carol) Wolcott of Allison Park, PA; a loving niece who is also his god-daughter, Becky Cawley Beno; three grandchildren, Katie, Joseph and Sarah Wolcott; he was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Joseph “Jody” Wolcott; A brother Edwin Wolcott; and infant sister, Catherine Wolcott and a sister, Alberta Cross.
Friends may call Saturday (April 20th, 2013) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 10 am to 12 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 pm at the St. Raphael Church in Eldred with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Online Condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.

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Sarah Rhodes
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
I had Mr. Wolcott as a teacher at O-E. Loved having his class. He was a very nice, compassionate man. Glad he was one of my teachers.

Patti McElheny
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Jeff... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I read your Dad's obituary and he certainly was a quite a father to be proud of! My best wishes to you and Jane. Your friend, Patti

Sue (Vennard) Slocum
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
What a wonderful, kind man who loved children and life..... Jeff, you were a huge impact in my life as a high school student. Now I know where you inherited it from. Deepest sympathy and many happy memories to you and your family.

Nancy DuBois Harris
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Mr. Wolcott was my 7th grade history teacher. Loved him! Thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.

Nina Hakes Sozansky
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Wolcott's passing. We have kept in touch via snailmail through the years; in fact, I received a letter from him last year where Mrs. Wolcott had even remembered me (she recognized my handwriting on the envelope as my name was not listed!) He loved her so much. He always talked glowingly of his family, but cared about others as well.

Though I will miss his twinkling eyes and sense of humor, I cherish the memories of history class, visits to his home with him and Mrs. Wolcott, and his caring heart. May God bring you comfort and peace as you adjust to life on this earth without Joe's presence. I lift you in prayer before the Throne of Grace. Please give Mrs. Wolcott a loving hug for me.

Fenton McGonnell
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Mr Wolcott was a truly wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. I treasure my memories of golfing with him and my Dad. Rest well, kind sir. My condolences to Jeff, Jerome, and Mrs W.

Lynne Aiken
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
My mother and dad, Mildred and Glenn Aiken, both taught with Margaret and Joe, and my brother (Ronn), sister (Marian) and I all had both Mr. and Mrs Wolcott as teachers. Please accept my condolences on behalf of our family.

Tom Loftus
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
What a wonderful life to grow up and live in Eldred as long as he did. He touched many lives. Always positive. Joe stands out as a great example of what being a son, husband, father and and teacher should be. Wonderful memories for the family.

With great respect
Tom & Kay Loftus

Bruce Fowler
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
My sincerest condolences to the entire Walcott Family. Several of my fondest memories include Joe. He was exceptional! A man that I look up to still. May your memories of him be vibrant. RIP Joe.

Francis "Buzzy" Slavin
   Posted Sat April 20, 2013
Other than my father and uncles, I spent more time with Joe Wolcott than any other Eldred man. He was at the Eldred Park everyday in the summer mowing which is where I spent the summer. He taught me about baseball and was my Little League and High School baseball coach. He also taught me the game of basketball. He was my Freshman homeroom teacher at EHS. He taught me history and algebra. He always let me know in his kind and gentle manner that he was fond of me and encouraged me always to be a good person. I wish I would have told Joe that I loved him.

Mary Fran Leffler
   Posted Sun April 21, 2013
To Jeff and all the family, I am so sorry about your dad. He was a wonderful person and an incredible teacher. He will always be remembered.

Sharon Hartzell Schwab
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
Mr. Wolcott was my 7th grade teacher, what a sweet man....RIP Mr Wolcott...My thoughts and prayers to the family....

Jolynn Loftus
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the family, may his works beold comfort to you all.
A wonderful neighbor, teacher, person.
Eldred was very blessed to have had your presence for so many years.
You did such a superior job of touching so many lives in a positive way.
What more can I say, Top of The Class. Thank You! You will be missed.
Jolynn Loftus

Melody Emerson Basta
   Posted Tue June 04, 2013
My condolences on the passing of Mr. Wolcott. I have many, many fond memories of him while I was growing up in Eldred. He and his wife were friends of my parents, Ken and Janet Emerson. I remember going to their house with my parents and playing in their living room while the grown-ups had coffee in the kitchen. I also remember Mr. Wolcott always having hard candy caramels on hand to treat me with. He was such a gentle soul. I hope that he and my parents are now up in Heaven, sitting around having coffee once again.