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Russell N. Cox Obituary
NEW CASTLE - Russell N. Cox, 90, of New Castle, N.H., passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 peacefully in his sleep. He was born on December 24, 1926 in Newton, Massachusetts, a son of John E. and Mary Hoyt Cox.

Russell was a real estate developer in the Boston area. He graduated from and was an active alumnus of MIT and Harvard Business School. He and business partner, Robert Linnell, founded Linnell and Cox and together developed many industrial parks along Rt. 128 around Boston. He later became President of General Investment and Development and then went on to manage properties through his own company, Resort Management.

He enjoyed travelling the world with the Young Presidents Organization, 49-ers, and CEO organization and with friends and family. He was actively involved in his church and the community and served two terms as a Representative to the NH Legislature. He was active throughout his life – hiking, skiing, and playing tennis and was a longtime member of the North Conway ski club known as the White Mountain Ski Runners. He cherished his family and friends and was a role-model on how to live and love generously.

He is survived by his three of his four daughters, Carolyn Dann, Elizabeth Conner, and Ginger Gatewood; his grandchildren Rebecca Dann Hewitt, Ashley Conner, Nicholas Conner, and Kathryn Gatewood; God-children Renee and Gary Linnell; his Austrian family members related to his second wife Susanna and two great-grandchildren; his first wife Sally Cox; and beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter Cynthia Cox, brother, Donald Cox, and his wife of 32 years, Susanna Cox.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be on Wednesday, November 1, from 6-8 p.m., at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home -Buckminster Chapel on 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, N.H. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the New Castle Congregational Church, 65 Main St., New Castle, NH 03854. (603 431-8672.) In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the New Castle Congregational Church music fund, P.O. Box 395, New Castle, NH 03854. For online condolences and for an extended version of the obituary, visit: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.
Published in Seacoastonline.com from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, 2017
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