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William "Bill" Wilcom

April 2, 1937 — January 30, 2024



Bill, a resident of Monrovia, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 30.  He was the middle of seven children raised by Charles F. Wilcom and Catherine Murphy Wilcom.   

He was a lifelong member of the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church.   He was raised on a farm in Frederick County and graduated from St. John’s High School in 1954.  He served two years in the National Guard, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and was assigned to George AFB in California.  He received an honorable discharge from the Air Force Reserves in Colorado in 1962.

In 1958 he married Betty L. Baker of Doubs, MD, and together they built many fond memories over 65 years.  He is survived by his wife and their two children, Rhonda Wilcom Wade (husband, Michael) of Berlin, MD and Ronald E. Wilcom (wife, Jeanne) of Glenelg, MD and two grandsons, Jack and James.

With his brothers, Bill owned 75-80 Drag-A-Way, Inc. and managed the NHRA-sanctioned track for over 45 years before retiring.  He was a respected leader in the local racing community and was inducted in to the NHRA Hall of Fame in 2002.
Preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Tucker, Jerome, Michael, Weber, Anthony, his sister Charlotte, and brother-in-laws Tommy Boyer and Jake Lenhart.  Bill is survived by his sisters-in-law Mary Boyer, Dottie Lenhart and Evelyn Wilcom, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill’s family will celebrate his life at Stauffer Funeral Home at 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, from 5-7:30 PM.  Funeral services will be held at St. Ignatius of Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, MD, on Friday, February 9, at Noon followed by a private burial service.    

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 8, 2024

5:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church (Ijamsville)

4103 Prices Distillery Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754

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