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