Eugene “Gene” Henry Fox, Sr., 73

E ugene “Gene” Henry Fox, Sr., died at Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by his family.

Gene was born on October 21, 1938 in Gloversville, NY the son of Carlton and Ina (Hall) Fox.

He served his country in peacetime, proudly and faithfully. He was one of our silent, but none the less heroic veterans. He enjoyed telling stories of his Air Force days. He was a proud American and encouraged his children and grandchildren to vote and to serve their country.

He loved wildlife- nature, camping and especially campfires. He loved to go camping at the Adirondack Balloon Festival with his wife.  He also enjoyed playing pitch even more when his grandson Jed was his partner. Gene and his wife both loved birdwatching. In his final days he was especially fond of watching wildlife from his windows and spending time working and teaching things to his grandson Jed.

For many years Gene worked at what was AES on Dix Ave in Glens Falls. He was a substitute bus drive for Granville Central School and retired from the school district as a custodian.

Gene was predeceased by the love of his live, Velma (Stoddard) Fox, a sister LeEtta “Eileen”, his two brothers Richard and Robert Fox and an infant son Brian Scott Fox. Survivors are his children: Rebecca Mead and her husband Chester of Granville, Rodney and his wife Jean of Ticonderoga and Eugene “Pete” and his wife Kathy of Dorset, Vt. He was survived by his brother Carlton and his wife Gloria of Florida, his sisters: Doris Hensler and her husband Jack of Chesterown and Isabel “Marie”. Gene was also blessed with six grandchildren: Brock Fox of Washington, Brian and Jacob Fox of Dorset, Vt., RJ Fox and his wife Kaela and Serena and Jed Mead and step-grandchildren TJ and his wife Aimee Whitman of Argyle and Chris and his wife Meagan Whitman of Groverhills. In addition he is also survived by a great grand-daughter Kaelie Joyce Fox of Granville, a step great grandchild Wyatt Whitman of Groverhills  as well as several nices and nephews.

Per Gene’s request he was cremated and there will be no calling hours or funeral services. If you would like to honor Gene’s memory, plase feel free to make a contribution to your favorite charity in his name.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.

 

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