Janice E. Wilcox, 75, college librarian

December 02, 2005

Janice E. Wilcox, a retired college librarian, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday at Brightview of Catonsville. The longtime Catonsville resident was 75.

She was born Janice Elaine Cupp in Johnstown, Pa., and was reared in South Orange, N.J. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1951 from Bucknell University.

A resident of Catonsville since 1972, Mrs. Wilcox was a librarian at what is now the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville from 1985 until her retirement in 2002.

After her 1951 marriage to Herbert S. Wilcox, a mechanical and industrial engineer, the couple lived for a number of years in Italy, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.

Mrs. Wilcox enjoyed reading novels and entertaining.

She was a member of Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10.

Survivors also include a son, Robert P. Wilcox of Escondido, Calif.; two daughters, Susan E. Dyer of Catonsville and Patricia L. Piepoli of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Marilyn C. Dahl of Amherst, Mass., and Louann Geiger of Media, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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