Final Patrol: Irwin Hicks
Dave Luitweiler reports passing of IRWIN HICKS: Over the weekend we lost a retired member who was the last Station Commander at the old Canandaigua sub-station prior to the creation of Troop E in September of 1967 – Sgt. Irwin M Hicks. Sgt. Hicks was a mentor and much-respected supervisor for a bunch of young troopers who were assigned to that station circa 1962-67. We do have an informal association of members who were stationed at SP Canandaigua during that time and we have a reunion dinner every five years. Irwin always made it to the dinners. He retired in 1969 to accept a position in a Mobil Chemical Corporation in Macedon and continued his friendship with many of us. Years. Irwin and his wife, Mary, have a home in South Bristol. He is survived by his wife Mary, a daughter Lori, and sons Allen, Jim, and Lee. Irwin was a 21 year veteran of NYSP, having joined in 1948. He previously served in the US Navy for 2 years. There will be no previous calling hours. Irwin was approximately 94 old. He had been in ill health – stroke – and recently and passed away in hospice late Friday night.
Irwin M. Hicks
Canandaigua - Irwin M. Hicks, age 94, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, June 13, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary (Middlebrook) Hicks; four children, Lee (Judi) Hicks, Alan (Lizette) Hicks, Lori Hicks (Harold Power) and Jim (Rene) Hicks; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene Gladding.
Irwin was born and raised on the family farm on Nott Rd in Canandaigua and was the son of Irwin S. and Malvina (Andrews) Hicks. He was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, class of 1944. Irwin was a US Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Missouri. He was a New York State Trooper for 22 years, retiring in 1969 and later worked at Mobil Chemical Co. in Macedon for 18 years, retiring in 1984. Irwin was a former Justice for the Town of Canandaigua. He was a hobby farmer on Coye Road and enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and playing cards.
Services are private. Interment will be in Andrews Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Bristol, 7177 Co. Rd. 2, Bloomfield, NY 14469.
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