obituary of Robin William Wilcox – Cape Cod Times

Robin W. Wilcox, 70, of South Dennis died in his home on July 31, 2022 in the midst of his loving family after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. He was Jill Alger-Wilcox’s husband for thirty-two years. Born in Santa Monica, California, he was the son of the late Myron E. Jr. and Catherine L. Wilcox.

As the son of a Marine Corps officer, Robin spent his childhood living on military bases around the world, starting in Camp Pendleton, California and moving to Honolulu, Hawaii, Fort Dix, New Jersey, Royal Air Force Base Lackenheath in Suffolk, England, Alexandria, Virginia, Portsmouth Kittery Seaport, ME then to South Yarmouth in 1970.

Robin attended Northeastern University in an engineering program. Four years later he left Northeastern University and went to work in the engineering department in Yarmouth. He then took the registered land surveyor exam, passing it on the first try. As a professional land surveyor, Robin worked for Thomas E. Kelly, Richard O’Hearn, Joe Monohan, Craig Short, Levi Eldridge, Wagner, and finally Sweetser Engineering in 1990. In 1993 he became the sole owner of Sweetser Engineering and ran the business until the day of his death.

Robin has always had a special place in his heart for our soldiers and women. He was happy to donate his engineering services to build a homeless veterans home in Dennis and also helped with several projects for Habitat for Humanity. Robin had extensive knowledge of the Mid Cape and always made the time to pass on this knowledge to anyone who would benefit from it.

In his spare time, Robin enjoyed Scottish country dancing, attended Scottish Highlands matches, rescued and raised Boston Terriers, watched the Celtics, made hook latch rugs, and traveled to his home in Fort Myers, Florida and snowmobiles for family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Robin is survived by son Patrick of Montana, sister Jodi Ritchie of Maryland, sons Richard and his wife Charlene Alger of Centerville, and John “Bubba” and his wife Rachel Alger of Brewster. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Diana Wilcox of South Yarmouth, seven daughters, nephews, and eight grandchildren. In addition to his parents, his brother, Edward “Todd” Wilcox, has passed away.

Family and friends are invited to call in at Hallett Funeral Home 273 Station Ave. , South Yarmouth, MA on Friday, August 12, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with a celebration of his life at 3:00 p.m.

Contributions to his memory can be made to the Marine Corps Museum,

Published online 05 Aug 2022

Posted in Cape Cod Times

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