Fox, Dr. Paul R.
Pittsford: Dr. Paul R. Fox on April 18th left this world peacefully at age 93. He is predeceased by wife Anne and brother Donald. He is survived by his son Michael and his wife Elisa Poulos; his daughter Pat and her husband Harry Littell; by his grandchildren Nora, Noah, Charlotte and Marina; and by his brother Robert.
Paul was born in Rochester and went to Aquinas High School where he was an excellent, all-around athlete. He attended St. Michael's College and then served his country in WWII
. He returned to attend the University of Buffalo dental school and then joined the Air Force as a dentist in the Korean War
. Paul's first love was music - especially big band jazz. While in the service Paul had the opportunity to sing with a big band where he developed his rich, baritone voice. In later years we would have the occasional treat of Dad crooning along with a big band recording. Paul lived in the Rochester area his entire life. He was quite the eligible bachelor dentist until he married Anne Derby in 1957. They met in the Monroe YMCA ski club and maintained several close friends from that time. They settled and raised a family in Pittsford where they were active members of St. Louis Church. Paul's dental practice was on Dewey Avenue in Greece for 36 years. Dr. Fox was well known for his great sense of humor that served him well, especially with putting people at ease in the dental chair. Paul was also an avid skier and his family became charter members in the Hunt Hollow ski club where they spent many weekends. The "Silver Fox" was known for giving impromptu lessons on the slopes and it was not uncommon to spot his feet-glued-together profile leading people down the hill. He skied right up until age 88 and "Fox Run" was named in his honor. Paul bought a 40-acre farm in Naples, NY where he enjoyed working on his tractor and getting away from the city with his family. After retiring in 1991 Paul allowed his artistic talents to blossom, painting murals and carving decorations. In his later years, Paul was never too busy nor too old to get down on the floor and play with his grandchildren.
Family and friends are asked to attend a funeral service at St. Louis Church in Pittsford on July 29, 2013 at 11 A.M. with a small reception to follow.