Norman F. Cox SOUTH GLENS FALLS- Norman F. Cox, 92, formerly of South Glens Falls, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Fairview Commons Nursing Home in Great Barrington, MA following a long illness. Born on August 21, 1920 in Troy, NY, he was the son of the late Lynd and Helen (Kearns) Cox. Norman attended LaSalle Institute in Troy and graduated in 1943 from Barrytown High School in Barrytown, NY. He also graduated from DeLasalle College in Washington, DC with a bachelor's degree in education. He joined the United States Army in 1944, serving in the infantry during World War Two in the European theater in several battles and campaigns, including the battle of the Ardennes, Central Europe and in Germany. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/3 bronze stars, theArmy of Occupation Medal w/ Germany clasp and the World War Two Victory Medal. Norman married Selma J. Byrd and the couple resided in Baltimore, Md for several years and in West Virginia for many years. She died March 25, 1997 after 50 years of marriage. He was employed as an auto insurance salesman for many years for AAA of Baltimore and for the Keystone Insurance Co. for several years. Norman enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling with his wife. Besides his wife and his parents, he was also predeceased by one daughter, Jane Cox; and three brothers, Lynd Cox, Donald Cox and Edmund Cox. Survivors include one son, Bryant Cox and his wife, Lee of Steamboat Springs, Col.; one brother, Rev. Paul C. Cox of Kattskill Bay; three sisters-in-law, Elinore Cox of Troy, Joan Cox of Quebec and Sandra Cox of Waterford; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth. A service will then be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Cox, officiating. A Rite of Committal, with full military honors, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville. The family suggests that memorials take the form of donations to St. Cecelia's Church, 3882 Main St., Warrensburg, NY 12885 or North Country Ministry, PO Box 111, North Creek, NY 12853.
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Published in The Record on Apr. 11, 2013