A sad loss for the community

Ron Wilcox selling his work at UUSO Cookies and CraftsI learned yesterday morning that Ron Wilcox had died Monday night. Ron was both a photographer and an active and long time member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta. He had already retired from him position at Hartwick College when Leah and I moved to Oneonta two years ago, but continued to be active in the profession. His fine work was a staple of the Oneonta Farmer’s Market and other community events, where he sold postcards, greeting cards and prints, many showcasing the local area. In fact, Leah and I had seen him just over a week ago at the annual UUSO Cookies and Crafts, where he had a table. I regret not getting to know him better, but his work always gave me something towards which to strive, and will continue to do so in the years to come. It is a great loss for the many communities of which he was an active member – UUSO, photography, and Oneonta, to name those through which I knew him – and undoubtedly many more.

At this busy and preoccupied time of year, see if you can take a moment to send positive thoughts, energies, prayers, etc. to his wife and family.

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