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Joseph S. Illick

(21 Apr 1874 - 01 Oct 1959)

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Joseph S. Illick

Delia Mae Brotzman Anna Louise Unangst

Joseph Carleston Illick
Dorothy Evelyn Illick
Joseph Francis Illick
Anna May Illick
Ira Elwood Illick
Helen Illick

Ira F Illick
Catherine L. Illick
Joseph S. Illick
Irvin Thomas Illick


Easton Express, Monday, September 4, 1967, Page 24
Dr. Joseph Illick, Williams Native, Lafayette Grad.
Word has been received of the death of Dr. Joseph S. Illick, 82, a native of Williams Township and a graduate of a Lafayette College, class of 1907.

Dr. Illick, dean emeritus of the State Univeristy College of Forestry at Syracuse University, died last Thursday at the Highland Nursing Home, Massena N.Y. after a long illness.

Dr. Illick was considered on of the country's outstanding foresters and served as dean of the College of Forestry from 1945 to 1952. He was awarded the high honor of Fellow of the Society of American Foresters in 1946.

He began his life's work in 1907 at Pennsylvania State forrestry School at Mont Alto, where he taught bilogy for three years. he did graduate work in forest pathology at the university of Munich, Germany, in 1911-12 and returned to Mont Alto as professor of forestry. he became acting dean of the School in 1917.

In 1920 he entered state service as chief of silviculture and research for the Pennsylvania State Deparment of Forests and Waters and in 1927 became state forester. He joined the faulty of the coolege of Forestry in Syracuse in 1931. He served as professor of forest management and later chairman of that department until he was named dean in 1945.

Born in Wiliams Townshi near Island Park, he was a son of Mr and Mrs. ? Illick. He also held degrees from the Biltmore Forest School and Juniata College. He received an honorary LL.D. Degree from Syracuse Univesity and was mad an honorary alumnus of the College of Forestery.

He was active in the Society of American Foresters and served as chairman of its division of American Forestes and served as chairman of it's division of education. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he was a member of the American Forestry Assoiciation, American Society for Public Administration, American Nature Association, Sigma Xi Scientific Society and the Philadelphia Botanical Club.

From 1932 to 1935, he directed the timber cutting operations for Camp Woodland for the Onondaga, New York, Council of tghe boy Scouts of America and served as a member of the council. He wrote "The Boy Scout's First book fo Forestry" and received the Silver beaver Award twice and the Silver Antelope once.

He authored 12 books, 10 major bulletins and more than 150 articles on forestry.

He retired in September 1952 but continued his interest in forestry as a conslutant to the New York Joint Lgislative Committee on Natural Resources.

Dr. Illick and his wife, Della, lived at 763 ostrom Ave.; Syracus, ntil her death in October 1964.

He was a member of Dallas Lodge 296, F&Am, Easton, and Easton Royal Arch Chapter 173. he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternities, the Rotary Club, Syracuse, and the Onondaga Historical Association.

Survivors include five children, Joseph F., Oakland,Calif., Ira E. Huntington, LI, NY., Mrs.Holden C Gutermuth, Berlin, NY Mrs.Learned J. Langlois, Massena, NY and Mrs. henry E Breed, Troy,NY; 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Last Updated on: June 14, 2009

Daughter of William Knauss and Elizabeth
Born: July 1860
Died 09 Oct 1927.