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May 16, 2013

Joseph James 'JJ' Fox


Joe Fox is survived by three children, a son, Charles W. Fox and his wife, Teresa, of Aurora, Colo., a daughter, Anne-Marie Fox and her partner, Susan Gerhart of Thornton, Colo., a son, Thomas W. Fox and his wife, Janine of Otego; and one granddaughter, Carrie Ann Fox of Lakewood, Colo. He is also survived by his only living sister, Rose Eriksen of Oneonta; his sister-in-laws, Maureen Kunkel Basquin of California, Jackie Kunkel Gustafson of Arizona and Anita Kunkel Scott of Georgia; as well as a number of very close and wonderful friends, including Henry and Beth Sincewicz, Dean and Barb Erbe, Mr. and Mrs. Olechowski, Robert and Anh Munson (who considered him a second dad), Nancy Keller, (a former neighbor who wrote him weekly the entire time he was at the Colorado VA State Nursing Home); and many, many more. He also is survived by some nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his cherished wife, Patricia L. Fox, after 60 years of marriage in August 2010.

The accompanying photo of him is from 1950, taken in first year of marriage, when he was 25. On the back of the photo in his wife, Pat’s writing it lovingly reads, “My Honey, Joe Fox.”

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta. 

The Funeral Mass will be 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Walnut Street, Oneonta.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Emmons.

Dad was a lover and caretaker of animals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of him to Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, 601 16th St., #C322, Golden, CO, 80401; or the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado, 6828 Rim Rock Valley Lane, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Online condolences may be sent to

The Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home at 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, is serving the family.

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