William J. Fox, 87, of 10 Pinecrest Drive, Tiffin, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in the comfort of his own home.
Bill was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Tiffin, to Paul and Florence (Sonnhalter) Fox. He married Mary Letterhos May 30, 1942, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin, and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Cindy (Mike) Lucius of Tiffin; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Fox of Dumfries, Va.; five grandsons, Nate, Peter and Alex Lucius, Brian (Katie) Fox and Brett (Marianne) Fox; three great-grandchildren, Allyson, Aiden and Brady Fox; two sisters, Claire Rita Reamer of Tiffin and Jeanne Letterhos of Port Clinton; and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Fox of Tiffin.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Fox, and two brothers, Jack and Dick Fox.
Bill retired from American Standard as a general foreman, after 50 years, in 1984, where he also served as the president of Stansanco Credit Union for many years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where he was very active.
Bill was an officer in the State K of C Bowling Association and a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he had served as grand knight. He was a 1939 graduate of Calvert High School, where he also had served as president of the athletic boosters and the band boosters.
Bill enjoyed spending time at his house and boat at Lake Erie. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, Calvert sports, Notre Dame football and the Cleveland Browns. Bill was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, serving during World War II.
There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin with the Rev. Gary R. Walters as celebrant.
The family is meeting visitors 10:15-11 a.m. Monday at the church. A rosary is to be prayed at 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial follows at the parish cemetery, where military honors are to be performed by United Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tim Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund, to be used for incoming freshman at Calvert High School, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Tiffin is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.