FARMINGTON – Harry Everett Wyckoff Jr., 66, of Dryden, passed away Sunday, March 29, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital, after a valiant flight with esophageal cancer.

He was born at Bay Ridge Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 22, 1942, the son of Harry Everett and Anne Grace (Billings) Wyckoff. He was raised in Williston Park, N.Y. He graduated from SUNY, Farmingdale, in poultry science. He was in the Army at Fort Lee, Va., from 1964 to 1966.

He was an asbestos worker while living in Sayville, N.Y. He worked in a feed mill in Middleboro, Mass. He worked in a hatchery and egg type breeder operation in Chesterville.

On Aug. 8, 1992, he married Margaret (Coppock) Anderson at the Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington.

He was a Chesterville firefighter for 35 years and was given the honor of Firefighter of the Year in 2008. His passion included a Learn Not to Burn program using the fire safety trailer at area schools and in community settings. He was a builder and cabinet maker for many years and his work is found all over the area. He was an avid bird watcher and an active member of the Farmington Genealogical Society. He was a loving husband father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great-uncle and dear friend to many.

He is survived by his wife, Maggy Wyckoff of Dryden; two sons, Eric Wayne Wyckoff and his wife, Lisa, of Baltimore, Md., and Christopher Harry Wyckoff of Falmouth, Mass.; a granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Wyckoff; siblings Wayne William Wyckoff and his wife, Bernie, of Summerdale, Ala., Sharryn-Ann Papinchak and her husband, Joe, of Colts Neck, N.J., and Jeffrey Billings of Martindale, Texas; three nieces, Joanne Quinn and her husband, Mike, Emily Van den Akker and her husband, Peter, and Julia Wyckoff; a nephew, Timothy Wyckoff; great-nieces and nephews, Mackenzie Quinn, Connor Quinn, Benjamin Van den Akker, Payton Quinn, Lucas Van den Akker, Stephanie Van den Akker; and Carol Schachenger of Falmouth, mother of his sons.

His family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Franklin Community Health Network, especially the Oncology Unit, the hospital’s third floor and Dr. David Rice.

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