Fox-Brenton, David Paul,
70, passed away on June 21, 2013 at home in Mission Viejo.
Born April 16, 1943, to Sieglinda Lucht and David Fox in Staten Island, NY, David served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1968 stationed primarily in Germany and continued in Europe working for American Motors in Naples, Italy upon discharge.
David graduated from Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and spent his life as an actor, director and educator acting in London, the Globe Theater in Stratford, Canada and Hollywood. A member of the Sag-Aftra Union, Screen Actors Guild and Actor's Equity Association, he started the California Shakespearean Festival in Visala in 1979 after which he spent 6 years in Hollywood before moving to Minnesota. Most recently he was an educator at AOI College of Languages in Irvine.
The nephew of Rev Fox of the Four Immortal Chaplains, David founded the Immortal Chaplains Foundation in MN which later relocated to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Through the sanctuary and historical artifacts, David worked tirelessly to bring the story of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save others of a different race, creed or ethnicity to the masses. The ICF awarded the Prize for Humanity through 2009 to those who gave their all in selfless service to others. He devoted his life to preserving the story so that others would practice understanding and compassion in their everyday lives.
David was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who loved to travel and enjoyed the arts, history, family and friends. Known by many as "David-pedia" he had an incredible gift of knowledge.
Survived by his wife, Polly; children, Nathanael "D'Arcy" Fox (Jessica) and Arianna Joy Fox-Brenton, Taryn Schingler (Dale Kinney) and Robbie Schingler (Jessy), Seth Smolich (Julie), Sara Larsen (Bradley); sister, Elaine Jones (Peter); nephew, Peter Jones (Doreen); grandchildren, Jack and Anna Smolich, Remy and Harlow Larsen and Zia Kinney.
His cheerful caring will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to the Immortal Chaplains Foundation, 23245 Cherry Hill, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. www.immortalchaplains.org "We are such stuff as dreams are made on;
And our little life is rounded with a sleep."
Let it be known, he made a difference…
Published by Orange County Register on Jun. 30, 2013.