Martha A."Dolly" Fox, 82, of Dryville passed away Feb. 17. 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Earl A. "Jack" Fox who passed on Feb. 3, 2010.
Born on Jan. 2, 1931 in Fredericksville, she was daughter of the late Ambrose and Sally (Eshbach) Hess.
Dolly and Jack acquired the Dryville Hotel in the village of Dryville in 1948, and it was a family – run business for 63 years till 2012, when it was sold.
She was a member of Christ Mertz Lutheran Church, Dryville. Other membership included the Lyons Fire Company and Pike Township Sportsmen's Association. Her interest included sitting on the porch at the hotel,catching up with the daily neighborhood events. Other interests were playing bingo and bus trips to the casino's.
Dolly is survived by her children, daughter's Linda L. (Fox) wife of Patrick Murphy of Odenton, MD, Patricia A. Fox companion of Harley D. Lichtenwalner of Kutztown, Pamela L. (Fox) wife of Rodney P. Brunner, of Kutztown and a son Jeffrey L. Fox, Dryville. There are also grandchildren: Marc T. Murphy, Major Corry P. Murphy, Marlo P. Faranda and Kimberly L. Conrad; and great grandchildren Victoria, Bryce, Caroline, Nathan, Matthew, Marissa and Nikkita. Also surviving are sisters Mary (Hess) Reppert of Fredericksville, June (Hess) Unger of Huffs Church. Brothers Lloyd O. Hess of Dryville, David Hess, Huffs Church and John Hess of Topton. She was preceded in death by her siblings Ida (Hess) Weidner, Lester Hess, Alfred Hess, William Hess, Nevin Hess, Calvin Hess and Robert Hess. Memorial services were Sunday at 1 p.m. at Christ Mertz Lutheran Church, 16 Fleetwood Road, Dryville. A visitation with the family was at the church noon to 1 p.m. service time. The family requests memorial contributions can be made in her memory to either the memorial fund of Christ Mertz Lutheran Church, 16 Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522 or the
, 212 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Online condolences can be made at www.maestumpfuneralhome.com.