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Richard H. Fox, 81, of Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday, June 30th, 2020. Born and raised in Pottstown, he was the oldest of eleven children of the late Ernest and Edna Grandy Fox. He was a graduate of Boyertown High School. Richard proudly served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Richard was an active and faithful member of the Parish of Saint Robert Bellarmine at the Church of Saint Aloysius in Wilkes-Barre, where he was a lector, cantor, usher, and Eucharistic Minister. He managed a stand at the church’s annual bazaars and traveled all over the valley selling raffle tickets leading up to the bazaars. He also taught Sunday School for more than twenty-five years. He enjoyed many years of volunteering at WVIA in Pittston. His many friends will remember Richard fondly his dry wit sense of humor. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Duron Paint, and several trucking firms, including Raineri Brother’s Produce, Thomas C. Thomas, Roadway and Grant’s Store. He also worked for the Mohegan Sun Arena. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of more than fifty-one years, Ann C. Madden Fox, his son, Christopher R. Fox, and his brother, Jan Fox. Richard will be sadly missed by his daughter, Briget Ford and her husband William, of Wilkes-Barre Township; his son, Reverend Richard E. Fox, Pastor of the Parish Community of Saint Patrick in Scranton; grandchildren, Mitchell and Cameron Ford; brothers and sisters: James and wife Candy, St. Cloud, FL; Barbara, Pottstown; Michael and wife Christine, West Chester; Thomas and wife Jamie, Harrisburg; Kathryn and husband Terry, New Columbia; David and wife Susan, Houston, TX; Sherry, Pasadena, MD; Kim and wife Lori, Lebanon; Sandra and husband William, Pottstown; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Richards’ entire family is grateful for the kindness, caring and compassion of the nurses and staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, and Drs. Wolanin, Verazin and Desai. Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of Saint Aloysius, Barney and Division Streets in Wilkes-Barre. Graveside services with Military Honors will be in Saint Ignatius Cemetery on Pringle Hill. Masks and social distancing protocols will be in effect. Memorial donations to the Church of Saint Aloysius are preferred. Memories and condolences may be shared with Richard’s family at www.celebratehislife.com

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Published in The Mercury from Jul. 4 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all
Sue Abbott
July 6, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Father Fox was our Pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at Lake Silkworth.
Nancy Meeker
July 6, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Fox & his family.. I always enjoyed chit-chatting with ''PAPA FOX" as I called him, (since his son was the ''Father'' & our Pastor at the time at OLMC). Whether it was at church, our Festival (selling!!) or at the Arena, no matter where I ran into him, he was always good for a laugh! May he rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord, with 'MAMA' Fox & Chris. God Bless
Diane Grimes
July 5, 2020
So sorry to hear about Richard. May he rest in peace with Ann and Chris, God bless you and your family.
Susan and Kurt Santayana
July 4, 2020
Mr. Fox was one of the biggest and best characters I've ever met. Whether it was hanging out in the seminary cafeteria drinking coffee til all hours, traveling everywhere that Fr. Rick was stationed, or ushering people at the WB Penguins games, Mr. Fox was legendary. He was joyful, cheerful, and patient. He was funny without always realizing it and fun to be around. He had a good heart and I'm glad to have known him. My prayers for Rick, Briget, and the whole Fox and Ford families.
Bob T
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