PORT ALLEGANY - Waldo J. Cox, 89, of Comes Creek Road, passed away Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) in his home.
Born Sept. 9, 1923, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Zera A. and Esther Rifle Cox. On Oct. 15, 1949, in Roulette, he married Caroline C. Hill, who died Jan. 28, 2011. They were married for 61 years.
Mr. Cox was co-owner of Cox Busing and a self-employed farmer for many years. He also was a former Liberty Township Supervisor before his retirement.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a 64-year member of Liberty Lodge 505, F&AM, Port Allegany. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas D. Cox of St. Marys, Charles M. (Lynn) Cox of Port Allegany and Timothy J. Cox of Alfred, N.Y.; two daughters, Jean E. (Steve) Stamilio of Charlotte, N.C., and Martha J. Cox of Port Allegany; two grandsons, Anthony and Stephen Stamilio, both of Charlotte; a granddaughter, Rebecca (Jeremy) Ehret of Greenville, N.C.; a brother, Robert F. Cox of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Caroline; and two brothers, Zera Cox and Herbert Cox.
Friends will be received on Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.
Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Service; or the Star Hose Fire Department.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com