Robin “Rob” Wilcox

Age 82, of East Lansing, passed away April 30, 2012.  He was born May 30, 1929, in Jackson, MI, to Earl and Nora Wilcox.  Rob grew up in Lansing, graduating from Eastern High School in 1947.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  After the military, he worked for GMAC in Chicago before becoming employed at the State of Michigan, where he retired in the early 1990’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Franklyn.  Surviving are:  sister-in-law, Donna Wilcox of Medford, NJ; nephews, Kent Wilcox of Medford, NJ, Timothy Wilcox of Voorhees, NJ and James Wilcox, Sr. of Muskegon; 5 grand nephews; 2 grand nieces; and good friend, Jonathan Solis of Lansing.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Riverside Cemetery in Alma.  His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 10:00 to 1:00 Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing City Rescue Mission, or USO in memory of Robin Wilcox.

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Tim and Kim Wilcox
May 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

From my earliest memory, Uncle Robin was a giant of a man. Always making sure to spend time with us when we were young and into adulthood. Thank you Robin for your generosity and love, and I am glad that we could spend time with you, and I praise God that He brought us together in your final days. Kim and I miss you, and David and Danielle miss you as well.

May 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I learned a lot from Robin in my earlier years, and always appreciated his often unique view on a variety of topics.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Scott MacKenzie
Chicago, IL

Bob and Susan Bowen
May 7, 2012 at 10:34 am

We’ll always remember Rob, who joined the LaRouche movement about 20 years ago, and who, up until this recent period, was organizing for the policies that could save this nation and humanity. He knew how important his regular literature distribution was, and would always come to meet LPAC organizers at MSU to join the discussions and get the latest. Even when he was having difficulty speaking, Rob wanted more material on the Glass Steagall fight, so he could show it to the nurses and others, who couldn’t quite get what he was telling them.

It’s been a few years since Rob has been able to regularly attend the weekly meetings in Redford that he liked so much, but it’s only been a few months since he was calling in for regular updates and briefings.

We will miss his phone calls, his organizing, his corny jokes, and his unique character.

Rob’s participation at our national conferences in DC, his service in the military, and his life and work were important contributions to society. We extend our deepest condolences to Rob’s family from all his friends in Michigan, Leesburg and Chicago. And although we miss him dearly, we will honor his memory by continuing the fight for a beautiful future for all mankind.

michael zaeske
May 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

I knew Rob well. He will be missed.


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