Fox, Ralph M.
Oct. 10, 1915 - Apr. 12, 2013
Ralph M. Fox, age 97, of Venice, FL, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan died on April 12, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois on October 10, 1915. Ralph attended Lake Forest Academy, received his B.S. from Yale and his M.D. from Harvard in 1942. During WWII
he served as a medical officer in the US Navy
before beginning post graduate work at the University of Michigan
. He had an ophthalmology practice in Birmingham, Michigan for 30 years before retiring in 1982 and moving to Venice. Ralph was a member of numerous professional societies during his career.
Surviving family members include his wife, Betty J. McMillin-Fox of Venice; daughters, Mary Sommer of Savannah, GA, Jane Fox-Garcia of Sacramento, CA, and Harriett E. Fox of Norcross, GA; son, Robert S. Fox, M.D. of Neenah, WI; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Ralph was preceded in death by his first wife, Harriett S. Fox and his brother, Walter S. Fox.
A memorial service will be held at Village on the Isle in Venice on Friday, April 19th at 10:00 AM.
Memorial donations may be made to Village Partners i/c/o Village on the Isle, Venice Presbyterian Church or Tidewell Hospice.
Ralph was a true gentleman with a kind and generous heart. He will be greatly missed.
Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel is in charge of arrangements.