George Fox

George L. Fox
July 10, 1922 - May 9, 2014
North Myrtle Beach, SC

George L. Fox died peacefully at Agape Hospice on May 9, 2014.

He was born in Greenfield, Ohio on July 10, 1922, a son of the late Clarence and Lena Fox.

Following graduation from McClain High School he attended Ohio University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry.

He served with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific in WWII, and was a member of the American Legion and a 60 plus years member of Greenfield Lodge #318, F&AM.

He was employed as a research chemist for B. F. Goodrich. He later joined Monsanto Chemical Company's research staff at the Mound Laboratory in Miamisburg, Ohio where his activities were concentrated in radioactive isotope chemistry.

He was president of the Miamisburg Jaycees in 1952.

After a stint at Anniston, Alabama in 1953 he became a charter member of Mobay Chemical Company's original research group.

He was a recognized authority in the chemistry and application of non-cellular polyurethanes, particularly in their use as magnet wire enamels. He fulfilled many key assignments in the technical and commercial development of non-cellular polyurethanes which contributed to their success in the U.S. market.

He managed the Marketing Services and staff activities of the Plastics and Coatings Division and in his last several months was senior advisor to the Division staff.

George and his wife, Eileen retired to North Myrtle Beach in 1982 and became members of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.

His most enjoyable hobbies were boating, golfing and cruising. While a member of the Long Bay Power Squadron, he served as treasurer for 3 years.

He was also a member of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as Commander for 2 years.

He joined Bay Tree Golf Plantation and played for many years with the Blazers traveling group. He also was a member of the Surf Golf and Beach Club.

George's special love was cruising, and he and Eileen enjoyed over 50 cruises together.

George will be greatly missed by his wife; daughters Candice Fox and Laura Pietracatello (Steve); grandchildren, Kelly Hohn (Shelly), Kevin Hohn (Kelly), Stephen Pietracatello, III (Lisa), Theresa Stein (Jay), Rebecca Pietracatello, and Matthew Pietracatello; along with nine great-granddaughters.

Burial will be in Greenfield, Ohio.

Local services will be held at a later date.

You may share your memories and condolences with the Fox family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory, 11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC 29566, is in charge of the arrangements.



Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90 P. O. Box 1116 LITTLE RIVER, SC 29566
(843) 390-2525

Published in The Sun News on May 11, 2014