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Ruth S. Cox Obituary
Cox, Ruth S.Ruth Sayre Cox died at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth on June 12, 2014. She was a daughter of the Lehigh Valley, a great- great- granddaughter of Asa Packer, founder of Lehigh University. Her parents were the late Ruth Evelyn (Linderman) and John Arthur Frick of Salisbury Township. Other than the time spent during WWII following her husband of 70 years, the late James S. Cox, she spent her life in Bethlehem and Pocono Lake Preserve. Family, Church and community were very important to Ruth. She was a past president of Bethlehem Area Girl Scouts, a founding board member of Burnside Plantation and a member of the Junior League, Fortnightly and the Herb Society. She volunteered at St Luke's Hospital, delivered Meals on Wheels, did hearing tests in schools and was a choir mother and a den mother. A lifelong member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, she was on the Property Committee and the Altar Guild. An avid sportswoman, she loved fishing and usually caught the bigger fish and enjoyed golf, tennis and skiing. She knit most of her husband's socks. Survivors: Ruth is survived by her four children Ruth C. Crocker and her husband Robert of Cambridge, MA, John L. Cox and his wife Meredith of Hong Kong, Michael J. Cox and his wife Susan of Allentown, PA, and Christine L. Cox and her husband Richard Austin of Wilton, ME; along with 11 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Norris French and her brothers, John A. Frick Jr. and Robert P.L. Frick. Services: A memorial service will be held on July 12 at 3:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home and Herron Crematory in Bethlehem. Contributions: Contributions in Ruth's memory may be sent to The Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem or The Good Samaritan Fund at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth.
Published in Morning Call on June 15, 2014
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