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Anson Freeman Wilcox

Ocean Pines–Anson Freeman Wilcox, age 90, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  
Born in Norfolk, Va. he was the son of the late William and Janie Briggs Wilcox. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara S. Wilcox, and daughters, Susan Rosenthal and her husband, Scott of Columbia, Md., and Deborah Rasnick and her husband, William of Blountville, Tenn.
There are five grandchildren; Devin Rosenthal and his wife, Allie, Ethan Rosenthal, Benjamin Rosenthal, Shelly Rasnick and Christopher Rasnick; and one great-grandchild, Isla Rosenthal. Also surviving, is a sister, Margaret McCabe of Virginia Beach, Va. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Mack, Waverly, James, Albert and Morris Wilcox.
Anson “Andy” Wilcox served in the US Army in World War II and earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary after the war. After teaching several years in Churchland, Va., Andy moved to Gaithersburg, Md., where he began his long career as a Montgomery County, Md. educator teaching science at Gaithersburg High School and where he met his wife, Barbara. They wed in 1957 and remained in the area for many happy years as they raised their two daughters.
In his career as an educator, Andy also served as assistant principal and later principal at several other schools. During that time, he continued his own education by earning a Master’s Degree at University of Maryland and completing advanced coursework at George Washington University.  
At the time of his retirement in 1983, Andy was principal of Wheaton High School. In 1986, he and Barbara moved to Ocean Pines. Andy became an avid golfer, playing with the MISGA league and scoring a hole-in-one on Ocean Pines Golf Course. He also enjoyed bowling, traveling and visits with his grandchildren throughout his retirement years. Andy will always be remembered for his funny sayings, entertaining stories, and love of children and family.
A funeral service was held Sept. 5, 2014 at the Community Church at Ocean Pines. Rev. Boyd Etter officiated. Interment was private at the Eastern Shore Veteran’s Cemetery in Hurlock.
A donation in his memory may be made to: The Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Race Track Road, Berlin, Md. 21811 or a charity of your choice. Letters of condolence may be sent via: