On January 29, 2011, at the age of 99, William Alexander Wyckoff, surrounded by his children, left this world to join His Lord and Savior.
Born in Hoboken, NJ, on January 14th, 1912, Bill 'Buddy' Wyckoff led a long and productive life. He grew up in Sea Bright, NJ and then at an early age moved with his family to Washington, DC. The son of a carpenter and tile mason, Bill earned honors at McKinley High School where he participated in sports and became a Major in the cadet corp.
Bill served his community and his nation as a member of the Metropolitan Police Force and then the Capital Police and lastly as a member of the Uniformed Service of the US Secret Service. After retirement he continued to work in construction and then with the Small Business Administration.
He loved life and lived it well. He lost his wife Irene far too early in life. He spent many years traveling to spend time with his children and grand children in Louisa, Virginia; Lebanon, New Hampshire and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Amelia and his sisters, Katrina and Gladys, and his brothers Charles and Harry, and his much loved wife, Irene.
Bill left this earth but his legacy and spirit continue with his children, Judy (Bill), Nancy (Richard) and Charles (Vicki), and their children and now a great granddaughter. His grandchildren Deborah (Gray), Matthew, Michael (Megan), Tommy, Travis (Patty), McKay, Alexander, Zachary, Connor and Lucas will carry great memories of their grandfather. He was able to meet and hold his great granddaughter Lucy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill's name can be made to the National Law Enforcement Officer Fund, Division of Development, 901 E. Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004 or donate on-line at www.nleomf.com Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.