John Thomas Fox

John Thomas Fox
John Thomas Fox, age 96, died peacefully on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Veronica (Gavin) Fox for 69 years; loving father of Joellen (Fox) Serkes, John Stephen Fox and he was predeceased by his son Thomas Edward Fox. He was a loving grandfather and great grandfather. In addition to his parents Francis Henry and Catherine Fox, he was predeceased by his sisters Margaret Reilly and Mary Alpi.  He is survived by his sister Catherine Stevens and brother-in-law’s William Reilly and Ed Alpi.
John Thomas was a 1943 graduate of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and served as a 1st lieutenant in WWII. He worked for the N.Y. Telephone Company as a building engineer. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a volunteer for the Mount Kisco Mutual Fire department. He also served on the Mount Kisco village planning board.
After retiring to Chatham he was responsible under the direction of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy to have the postal stamp changed from Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod. He worked in the Chatham Information booth and on the traffic committee. He was the designer of the first Chatham town flag showing the dual lighthouses.
A mass of remembrance was held on Tuesday, Dec.10 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi church in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com .
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Employee Appreciation Fund (EAF) at Friendship Village of South Hills, 1290 Boyce Road A529, Pittsburgh, PA 15241 in honor of John Thomas Fox.