Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:06

Roswell Arthur Whitcomb, Jr.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Roswell Arthur Whitcomb, Jr. passed away peacefully January 4, 2023 at Saratoga Hospital. Roswell was born June 3, 1932 in Hillsboro, NH. He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Beverly, his son, Mark, and his parents, Doris and Roswell A. Whitcomb, Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Robin Whitcomb Macar, sister Melita Vonier (Bill), brother Lee Whitcomb (Hope), and three grandsons, Matthew Whitcomb Macar, Kevin Whitcomb Macar and Zachary Adams. 

Roswell was a graduate of Hillsboro High School, NH and completed one year at the University of New Hampshire. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War prior to his 30-year career with the FAA as an air traffic controller, the majority of which he served at Albany Airport. 

After retiring, his avid interest in professional boxing led him to donate his time coaching youth and young adults at local boxing gyms, having boxed himself while in the Air Force. He also enjoyed Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Race Course and Harness Track, briefly co-owning a harness horse with his father in the mid-1960s. 

During his younger years, Roswell was a talented swimmer and high board diver, excelling at the swan dive and double back flip. Those who knew him well especially appreciated his colorful storytelling abilities and his unusual talent for recalling and reciting many lengthy monologues and soliloquies from Shakespeare and other major works of literature. 

His memorial and burial will be private. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com/obituary/roswell-whitcomb-jr

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