Kenneth Fox

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Kenneth "Ken" Fox, 77, of Bowie, died June 20. Ken was born on August 16, 1935 in Highland Park, MI to the late Abraham and Jennie Fox. He was astrophysicist, college professor, and lawyer. Ken earned his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Wayne State University, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Ken worked as a professor of Physics for 40 years, at Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and Anne Arundel Community College, and served as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland. He also served as a consultant for several governmental agencies, including NASA, for which he and his wife Christina moved to Bowie in 1983 and stayed ever since. Ken hosted and produced two television shows, "Science, Science" and "Science Links" on Bowie Community Television, and was a past president of the Greater Bowie Democratic Club and receiving two appointments to the Prince George's County Board of Elections, in 2007 and then again in 2011. In retirement he enjoyed playing bridge, following his favorite sports teams, and spending time with his family. Ken is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christina Sabin-Fox; three children, Abram Fox and wife Sara of Laurel, Rachel Fox of Bowie, and Matthew Fox of Hyattsville; and sister Toby Shatanoff of Woodland Hills, CA. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, June 28 at Temple Solel in Bowie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the at For further information or to post condolences, please visit
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Published in the Bowie Blade-News on June 27, 2013
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