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Robert L. Fox

1923 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Robert L. Fox, 91, of Crane Ave., passed away peacefully on March 13, at Kimball Farms in Lenox. Born in Little Falls, N.Y. on Nov. 7, 1923 the son of Lorenzo and Irene Leahy Fox, he was a graduate of Little Falls High School. Mr. Fox was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, serving from 1943-1946 in the Pacific. He was the chief communications officer and radarman on the USS Reynolds DE 42, coordinating fleet movements and detecting enemy submarines. After his discharge from the military, Mr. Fox worked for H. P. Snyder bicycle manufacturer in Little Falls, N.Y., was subsequently hired by General Electric as an Apprentice Tool and Die Maker, and later transferred to Pittsfield, where he rose to become Manager of Purchasing - Ordnance. He retired from GE with over 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Fox was predeceased in 2010 by his wife, the former Louise Gerhardt, who was a bright light in his life for 62 years. He is survived by two generations of nieces and nephews, all of whom felt loved by him as children or grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Esther Fox, and Margaret Peters. He also leaves his two very close friends and neighbors, Sandy and Joe DelGallo. Mr. Fox will be missed by all who knew him and will be fondly remembered for his kindness, integrity, and immense generosity, including helping provide financial support to at least a dozen family members in obtaining their college educations. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Mr. Robert Fox will take place in Little Falls, N.Y. in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 19, 2015
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