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Joseph W. Fox


March 4, 2009


Joseph W. Fox, 58, of 406 West Valley Avenue Elysburg PA passed away unexpectedly in his office at the Danville Airport on Tuesday morning, March 3, 2009.  He was born May 8, 1950 in Danville, PA the son of the late J. Henry and Mildred E. Camp Fox. 

He graduated from Danville High School in 1968 and from Williamsport Area Community College in 1970 with a degree in aviation mechanics. 

Mr. Fox started his apprenticeship in aviation at the Danville Airport under the direction of the late Kenneth B. Burrows at age 13.  At age 16, he received his private pilot’s license and has been the manager of the Danville Airport since 1982.   

He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).  Mr. Fox was a member of the Elysburg Presbyterian Church and the Danville Kiwanis Club.  He thoroughly enjoyed sports and was an avid Penn State and NASCAR fan.  Mr. Fox was a member of the Cherokee Golf League and particularly enjoyed playing basketball. For several years he also coached many of sports in which his children participated.  He also enjoyed airplanes, model trains, and corvette restoration.  He was above all devoted to his family; especially watching his children participate in athletics and taking them on family vacations.   

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia B. Hunter Fox whom he married June 21, 1975.  Also surviving are two sons; Michael J. Fox and his girlfriend Pamela Carey of Wilkes-Barre PA and Christopher M. Fox, at home and one daughter, Kathryn “Katie” E. Fox, also at home.  He is also survived by one sister, Joanne E. Fox of Danville PA.  Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Flora Hontz of Almedia, Bloomsburg PA and two brother-in-laws; Thomas Hunter of Winfield, PA and Robert Hunter of Colorado.  

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  The family will provide flowers.  www.visneski.com


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