AFNYST Finger Lakes - Passing of IRWIN HICKS chapter member
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.