Richard H. “Dick” Fox of Townsend passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. He was 82.


    Richard H. “Dick” Fox of Townsend passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. He was 82.
    Mr. Fox was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Dansville, N.Y., son of the late Leo and Catherine (Fries) Fox.
    He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from SUNY – State University of New York at Cobleskill in 1952 with a degree in animal science.
    Mr. Fox was a dairy farmer in the Middletown area for many years. He later he went to work for Southern States, from where he retired in 1986 after 22 years of dedicated service.
    He had a lifelong interest in his community and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Middletown American Legion, Odessa Fire Company Auxiliary, New Castle County Master Gardeners and St. Joseph’s Old Bohemia Council 6543, where he was a 4th Degree Knight and Cardinal Gibbons. He was also a volunteer for the Blue/Gold ad solicitations and Special Olympics. He served as past-president of Mid-Del Chapter of ARC and was a charter member and Past Grand Knight of Old Bohemia Council Knights of Columbus.
    Mr. Fox’s zest for life and commitment to his community exemplified the type of individual he was and his absence shall be felt in the numerous lives he touched.
    He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Happy “Hap” Fox; an adopted son and daughter-in-law, Richard H. Jr. and Angie Fox, and their two children, all of Pickens, S.C.; a foster daughter, Margie Miller and her seven children of Elkton, Md.; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothea and Richard Mahoney of Maumee, Ohio, and Patricia Schubmehl of Wayland, N.Y.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 371 E. Main St., Middletown, where friends may call at 5 p.m.
    Final commendation will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at the church.
Burial will be in Old Bohemia Cemetery in Warwick, MD.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Community Care Fund, 371 E. Main St., Middletown, DE 19709.
    Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown.