In Remembrance of Joseph H. Fox
Joseph H. FoxClarks Summit, PA February 6, 1926 ~ May 10, 2013 Date of Service: May 15, 2013
Joseph H. Fox, 87, of Clarks Summit, died Friday morning at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton. His wife, the former Olga Hryshko, died Sept. 1, 2000.
Born in Dunmore, son of the late Christopher and Helen Lynett Fox, he was an all-star quarterback at Dunmore High School. It was there that he met Olga, his high school sweetheart. Joe and Olga were happily married for 52 years and are now reunited in heaven.
Joe was a veteran of World War II and served as a radio operator aboard the U.S.S. Tinsman, a destroyer escort in the Pacific. He always looked forward to reminis-cing with his Navy buddies at their annual reunions. He was the service manager for Moore Ford, Bradley Lawless Pontiac and Smetana Motors for more than 30 years. He earned a reputation for outstanding customer service. After retiring, Joe worked for another 20-plus years as an automobile warranty claims inspector. Joe was an accomplished golfer. He won a club championship at Glen Oak and partnered with Bill Zinsky to be medalists at Elmhurst.
Joe was a very generous and caring man. Family was his first priority and he was an excellent role model as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a good friend to many and spent his life helping others.
The world is a better place because of Joe Fox. He was a very loving, very proud grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are a daughter, Kristin Salmon and husband, Patrick, Clarks Summit; sons; Joseph and wife, Susan, Dublin, Ohio; and John and wife, Theresa, Sparks, Nev.; grandchildren, Joseph and wife, Lindsey; Julie, Doug and Greg Fox; Patrick, Meredith, Dean, Scott and Sean Salmon; Natalie and Luke Fox; and a great-grandchild, Christopher Joseph.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby; a sister, Rachel Golden; and a brother, Jack.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery, Dunmore.
Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m. Donations may be sent in Joe's name to the Passionist Nuns, 631 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411.