Praying for you Judi and your children through this christmas season.Don will always be with you try to take comfort in knowing he is still with you in spirit. god bless you all
Thank you to everyone who has written in this guest book. I am Don's wife and my kids and I find great comfort in what you have written about him. He was as amazing as you remember him from whenever you knew him. He was our rock and protector. He always took care of us. We are forever grateful for the times we had with him but are heartbroken with his absence now. He will forever be in our hearts and his legacy will live on! We love you forever babe! Thank you for loving us and taking care of us...even in your absence. Forever in our hearts! Judi, Kate, Gabe and Shane. <3
It is very sad to hear about Don's passing. I lived across the street from the Fox family as a little girl. It seems silly, but I always remembered that Don cheered me on when I was in 5th grade and was in a fist fight with a boy afterschool. Thank you, Don for encouraging a scared little girl. Because you were there, I felt that you would not allow me to be defeated or hurt. It was something I always remembered. :)
To my Dearest Brother Don. Thankyou for allowing me to spend my entire life w you and most importantly your last few days, hours,mins & seconds. You let me in so graciously and warm during your most precious time left w us. I feel more than Blessed to have been by your side to hold your hand,kiss you one last time and tell you what a absolute wonderftul Brother you have beem! I will miss u everyday of my life left on earth until we meet again. Your smile, warm touch, your laughter will live on vibrantly as you give me the strength to move on as you would have wanted. I Love You w all My Heart Don! IRON WL 58 forever!
I worked with Don at Frankfort FPD. Straight Shooter, told ya how it was, and he did it his way. One of the best firefighters I ever met. Peace my brother......
In the final analysis this word is far worse of without Don as an active particapant in it. Rest in Peace Pal. I love you. Tom Fox
My heart goes out to the Fox family in their loss. Don was an Amazing Kid growing up, and appears to have been a better man. I remember him riding his 10 speed bike to fire calls, and it seemed he always got there well before the fire dept :) Fond memories of hanging out, and growing up with him in the neighborhood. He is a true Hero and amazing person.
Kelly, we are so sorry to hear about the death of your wonderful brother, Don. We know you loved him so much and are so happy that you had the time to be with him during his last days on this earth. We are thinking about you so much right now and all of our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family. Don is up in heaven with the other angels now and he will always be looking over your family and being your guardian angel. All of us in St. Louis love you very much, God be with you and may Don rest in peace......
Judi...you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for allowing those of us who never met Don to be a part of your journey. Please know you are loved by many and that Don's physical seperation from your family is only temporary.
In my duties as a member of the Matteson Fire Dept. and an instructor at Prairie State College,Don and I crossed paths many times. He was a true professional and a caring person. A loss in every sense of the word. Rest in peace Brother.
May you rest in peace, Don. You are in heaven with the angels now. I send my sincere condolences to the Fox family.
My deepest sympathies go out to Don and his family. I grew up down the street from the Fox Family and have many fond memories of Don. I am deeply saddened by his passing and am sure he is in a better place, with no more suffering. He was a great person who will be greatly missed.
I went to high school with Don and he was simply an amazing friend loved having classes with him, he sure could make you laugh...He will be truely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids and the rest of the family in this time of sadness...Hugs to you all...
It was an honor to have u in my life and as my friend..my memories will always b in my heart. You will b missedmay God bless u n keep u...Rest in peace my friend
R.I.P.Don my prayers go out to the Fox family
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
To my cousins Judi, Kate, Gabe and Shane...I know how hard it is to say goodbye and I wish I could be there with everyone during this time. My heart and spirit are there for me. Don was a wonderful person who I will miss greatly. I am truly grateful to him for bringing you and the kids into our lives. You are all wonderful and will keep his memory alive...I love you all...
I'm going miss you don still remember riding to the academy together and seeing each other at the hospitals,huge loss to the Fire and EMS service,God Bless Chris Catalano
My sympathies to you Judy and family!! I grieve your loss, but rejoice that Don is resting in the everlasting arms!! Love, Miss Hen
Please accept out heartfelt condolences on the sad death of your father & husband. We share your pain of loss.
Keep the happy memories close to your heart.
Grace, Becca & Emily
R.I.P. Don ~ Prayers to the Fox Family ~ May God comfort you in the difficult loss.
I only got to meet Don a couple of times but I appreciate all he did for my neice Kaitlyn and nephew Gabe...and how he loved Judy...praying that God will wrap his arms around all of the family and let them know they are so loved by so many!
Lauri Grimmett and family
I met Don when he was a teenager on Richton Park FD. All he ever talked about was wanting to become a Firefighter. I am glad that I was there with him during that time frame. I did seventeen years with you Mr. Fox and enjoyed them all. It was wonderful to have been your friend and I will be seeing you down the road. There are many wonderful folks up there in heaven and you will be well cared for my friend.
Judi, although we have not met, I wanted to extend to you my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.. I am a nurse, and met Don at Oly Flds. He was a kind and caring man, and very passionate about his work..I always knew when he brought a patient in, everything would be done and done right..may you find peace in his passing...Lauri(conroy) Ryan
Donnie Fox, one of the toughest fellas l have had the pleasure of knowing, both mentally and physically. A great friend and neighbor from the Hills,so many great memories, you will be missed by many.I pray for his family,and hope they have found the stength that he showed throughout his life!
We are so sad and so sorry to hear of your loss. We saw the happy times you shared as a family. Thoughts and prayers to each of you. Your neighbors, The Sutkas Bob, Janice, Brandon and Nathan
Again Judi and Family our love and prayers go out to you at this very difficult time. Just remember, he took his last breath here on earth but how wonderful it must have been for him to take his first breath with our Lord and Saviour.
Judi, I am so sorry for your loss! Though I never met Don, thru our communications I knew Don was a wonderful man. I pray that God will give you, Kate, Gabe and Shane strength thru your grief. Your entire family will be in my prayers! Love you!!!! - Andrea Vaillancourt-Passmore
I knew Don back in high school. I have always remembered him being such a great guy! I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Best High School Football Player and Person I ever coached. He not only motivated his teammates around him but highly motivated me as well. Feared player throughout the South Suburbs. He carried that spark throughout his life. It was contagious. Everyone that knew Donnie was a better person because of it. It is a sad day for me and for all that knew him. Ron North
I knew Don from Richton Hills, RSHS, and as an extended family member of RPFD (my brother, Keith, was a FF/PM). Don will be missed, but not forgotten. I know Don and Keith are watching over us all. My prayers will be with your family.
My brother,my hero,you watched over me when needed.I will look too heaven and know you are looking over all of us.You will be missed.God bless Judi and kids, your whole FD family will watch over them.
My sincere condolences to all the family!!! My Prayers and Thoughts!!
Karen Fox (sister of Don) is one of my best friends!! Love you chicka!! <3
FROM ALL OF US AT IGNITE THE SPIRIT - WE LOVED YOU AND WE WILL MISS YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. REST IN PEACE AND SHINE UPON YOUR LOVE ONES - YOUR FAMILY. YOU GAVE SO MUCH TO THIS WORLD. THANK YOU.
To Don's Family, Don and our son Bill were shadows growing up in the Hills. Wherever one was you would find the other. My husband and I considered Don to be part of our family. He was such a joy to be around. I just don't know what to say except how sorry we are for your loss. We are praying for all of you and we are asking the Lord to grant you comfort and peace.
My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Rest in Peace my friend.
I knew Don in high school and thought he was a wonderful, kind person.I am very sad to hear of his passing at such a young age, he is a true hero to have bravely fought and lived with cancer. My thoughts and prayer go out to all of his family, especially his wife and children. May the lord grant you the strength you need to get through this very difficult time! Love to all of you!
Sue Carter-Wambolt (Turngren)
A stand-up guy.amazing athlete,hero,trusting friend.honest,hard-working,and a truly special human being.they don't make em like Don much anymore.he will be missed.
I grew up with Don in the Hills. He was such a sweet guy, who always cared about others. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Today a little butterfly flew by me.
I thought to myself where have you been little butterfly.
You come into this world as a cocoon all by yourself and blossom into
this beautiful butterfly and fly off to see the world.
What you don't realize little butterfly as you flutter through your days
is how you touch those around you in your soft gentle way.
You don't even realize the wonder and awe you create around you.
He fluttered his wings toward me as if he was waving good-by as he
headed towards the horizon.
He looked very happy and content as he went on his way, as if to say
to me “Don't worry I'll be okay”.
I was sad to see him go for he had touched my heart in such a way that
I knew my life would never be the same.
He had left an imprint of all the beauty life has to offer.
I knew each time I looked at another butterfly or horizon I would
remember a moment in time.
I knew I would be a better person all because this little butterfly flew by
me one bright sunny day.
I'm sorry for your loss! I also knew Don from high school and her always seemed to a good man! He will be missed
I grew up with Don and he went out of his way to always be friendly towards my handicapped brother when others would tease him. Don never allowed others to make fun of him while he was around. He will be missed and is a true friend. My prayers go out to family and friends in this time of sadness. God Bless You my friend
I knew Don from high school, he was an amazing person and a great friend to all who knew him. My prayers are with you in this time of sadness...know he is watching over you and will remain with you always.... Hugs to each & every one of you..
Maria Treguboff (Lulewicz)