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John A. Cox 1929 - 2014
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Glad to have known John for so many years. When we were with him in las veges he was great on the stage of church street station.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Dear Martha and Family,
Thinking of and praying for all the family. John was a wonderful fellow; we have been honored to know him. He will be sorely missed.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Scott and Robin Dutt and Family &
Your friends at Happy Valley Optical
Monday, January 13, 2014
Dear Mrs. Cox and family. So very sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Cox. Whenever I saw him around town or the neighborhood he always exhibited a smile and warm welcome. My thoughts and prayers are with you each of you. Richard Fitzgerald
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Dear Martha and family, I was saddened to read of John's passing. I remember fun times we had when we both were students at Penn State and also later when I was able to observe in his school at Radio Park. I feel privleged to have known him. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Sincerely, Nancy Gamble
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Dear Mrs. Cox, and family,
I am sorry for your loss. Your son, Dr. John Cox, has been my doctor for 18 years. He has an amazing bedside manner along with being a very astute physician. He has been very empathetic - I imagine he has gotten these wonderful qualities from your husband and you - be proud of raising a wonderful family with your late husband, and again I am very sorry for your loss.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Dear Martha:

Our son Bruce was here visiting from Reno when we read of John's death in the CDT. We were saddened, spoke at length about his influence on Bruce's life, and ended laughing over the days when there was no secretary for the principal at Corl St. School. John trained Bruce and Tim Mebane to answer the telephone when he had to teach a class. We loved him, too.
Betty Blackadar
Friday, January 10, 2014
Dear John and Jill: Please know that our prayers are with you as you cope with the loss of John's dad, and the void that leaves in your lives. May the Lord be your comfort and keep you in His peace.
In His love, Bill and Barb
Friday, January 10, 2014
Dear Martha, Ann, John, and Neal,
I was very sorry to hear of John's passing. I will always remember him for his "bing a bang a bongo I don' wanna leave the Congo" sense of humor. And his pronunciation of "bizarre". To this day, I still use some of his jokes! But I was also impressed with his furniture refinishing, and he deserves a least some credit for me starting to do it as well. And now I'm a furniture maker. He was a wonderful person, and although I'm sure you will miss him, there's still a lot of him left here with us. Peace.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Dear Martha and Family,
John Cox was a good friend of ours. And, that friendship always included Martha.
In fact, anyone who ever met John, felt that they were his friend. John made everyone warmly feel that they were special!
His instant and insightful humor made him the funniest person we ever knew personally. He made every thing in life Fun!
John was a great educator and administrator in the State College Area School system.
His successful career and life had to be based on a very sharp and keen mind, complimented by his acting and singing abilities.
We believe he was a unique and natural genius.
We remember our many, shared, good times at the TEKE House with John and Martha, as well as the times in 1955,
when John and Gene would meet while visiting Martha and Chaye, who worked together at the Pattee Library in "Circulation."
We deeply share in your sad loss and will never forget that we were blessed with our friendship with John and Martha.
With the Deepest Sympathy,
Chaye and Gene DeMark
Friday, January 10, 2014
It is with a heavy heart that we offer our sympathies to Mac, and all the family. I've known John since the 1940's and loved him with all my heart, and always will.

Nancy and Bud Lemmons
Friday, January 10, 2014
Our hearts goes out to you all. Dr. Cox will always have a special space in my heart and family. He will and always be my Purple nose principal .We will miss your smile and your out going on how you touched us all.
From your smallest old student and family God Bless you all ,
Carla Price-Proby and family
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Dear Mrs. Cox, Anne, John, Neil and families,
On behalf of all the Franks, I send our sincere sympathies to you all upon the death of your husband and father. I have always appreciated the family background and roots we shared, and I know both of my parents loved Mr. Cox. I have many fond memories of humorous stories of his antics in the choir loft of the Methodist Church in Mt. Union, as well as his delightful personality and constant support of our family during difficult and good times! We mourn your loss along with you and take solice in knowing he is at peace now. Sincerely, The Robert and Ruth "Sue" Frank family
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Not only did I know John at church, but I knew him in school as a substitute teacher. I appreciated a Christian man with high standards being a part of my church and our school community. We can count on him being with our heavenly Father now.
My deepest sympathy to John's wonderful family.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Anne and Tom, we're sorry to hear about your loss, with your dad and Toms' mother. Your dad was my principal at Corl St. and enjoyed his time there.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country! R.I.P.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
My mother, Mary Jane Smith (d.2000), taught with him for many years in the State College School system. My father and I send our condolences to the family. - Linda Smith Janoff, Annandale, VA
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Dear Cox family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I don't recall ever seeing John without a warm smile on his face. Truly a man of character.
In sympathy, William & Stephanie Keller
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Dear Cox family,
I was deeply sadden to hear of the passing Dr. Cox. He was my first principal at PFE and I still fondly remember Dr. Cox dressed as Mr. Peeples and the grape fruit of the Loom for Halloween. I'll say an extra prayer tonight.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
A dear, dear man who will be remembered by so many for his kindness, his humor, his work, and the beautiful family he created. We will miss him.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dear Cox Family,
We always enjoyed John's humor during visits to the Lamp Shop. John will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doreen Diehl & Margaret Tennis
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
He will be sadly missed
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Martha: We have such wonderful memories of so many great experiences with John . Howard joins me in sending our sy,mpath to all the family . Helen Wise (p.s. we are in Alabama for the winter so cannot be at the serices but our prayers are with you all)!
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Martha. Duck and I extend our sorrow at John's passing. Others had told me he was doing poorly. John taught me something about humor. He also provided keen insight into school administration to a young hopeful. And you two have always been the standard of excellence in a marriage of two professionals who loved deeply. I still tell stories of our trip to W.Va football game, and his antics. I still tell about John and Fran Rhodes on a conference trip. I still talk about your family and the hurricane down south. Forgotten? Not likely. I made a living sliding through John Cox' wake.
Ed Frye and Doris (The Duck.)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I first met John along time ago after my daughter came home from school with a note that read “You have to write I will not give peas to throwers 250 times in your best handwriting.” Upon seeing John in his office I learned that during lunch my daughter was supplying peas (which she hated) to other kids who were propelling them all over the cafeteria with plastic spoons. Once my wife learned what happened we had peas for supper for the next two weeks. The next time I met John was on the golf course. He sought me out to tell me how happy he was with the photos that my son took of his granddaughter. After that he was my partner in several Burning Tee Golf League tournaments. I enjoyed his sense of humor, dedication to all of his teachers and students, and more importantly his devotion to his family. I feel fortunate that John came into my life. I will miss him.
Tom Frank, State College, PA
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
John was a wonderful person, colleague, and school administrator. He touched the lives of many.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
So sorry for your loss - but so blessed to know him and his family during this life journey -
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dear Cox Family,
I have been lucky enough to know so many members of your family. My heart goes out to all of you for the loss of an educator, a natural comedian, a husband, a father and a grandfather. I am honored to be working in the John Cox Library at PFE. He leaves a great legacy.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Mrs. Cox and family. I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Cox. I have fond memories of him as a wonderful principal at Park Forest Elementary always with a smile on his face and a warm hand to shake. My deepest sympathies to you and yours.
Kimberly Hines Van Buskirk
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
To the Cox Family:

John will be missed by the many who knew him on so many levels of his life.
He will not be forgotten by students, co-workers, friends, and many more whose lives he touched. Prayers go out for you as you get through the days ahead.
Faith & Wayne Myers, Fort Myers, FL
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dear Martha and Family,
All of us have lost a wonderful man, educator and dear friend. His humor will always remain as part of our memories of him.
Janet and Don Arndt
The Villages, Florida
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dr. Cox was my principal when I lived and went to Park Forest Elementary. I remember him being a very kind man and we loved him as our Man in Charge! He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
What a wonderful life he lived! No doubt he will be missed. Proud of a fellow educator!
Irene Mong
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Martha, I was so saddened to hear about John. Working with him was a joy. He kept his smile and humor to the end an will be missed by all who knew him.
Susan Klein
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dear Martha and Family,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, John. We will continue to have fond memories as we recall his wit, humor, and caring. With Love, B. J. and Jim
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dear Martha, Ann, John and Family,

So sorry to hear about John. He was one of the finest men we have ever known and also a great principle at Park Forest school where our three children attended. He will be missed by all who have known him.
Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers.
Sincerely,
Wanda, Paul Gordon
State College, PA
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