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Richard Fox

Richard Farland Fox

Friday, May 24th, 1929 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Obituary

Richard F. Fox, 90, longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, passed away on November 5, 2019. Dick was born to the late Raymond A. and Edna M. (Fansher) Fox in Detroit, Michigan, May 24, 1929.

Dick graduated with an A.B. from Oberlin College in 1950. A member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, he graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1953 and was admitted to the Michigan Bar Association the same year. Dick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He practiced law for more than 65 years, much of that time with the firm Fox, Fox, Fitzer & Waterstone. He enjoyed golfing, badminton, fishing, card and board games, woodworking, and reading. He served Lake Township in the village of Grosse Pointe Shores for over 20 years, first as Clerk and later as Supervisor.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Thelma Fox; children David, James, Margaret, Charles and Sally; stepchildren Bruce Haviland, John Haviland, Sue Currie, and Sherry Paulson; his older brother Bruce W. Fox; and, many grandchildren. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Service to be held Friday, November 15, 2:00 p.m, Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Michigan Humane Society.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    Address
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    Address
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 08:23pm
Wow, CumLaude from U of M Law then lawyering for more than 65 years -- that is impressive! I didn't realize, Mr. Fox, that you were township Clerk and Supervisor. Thank you for your service to your community and our country, thank you for welcoming me into your home for some very fun times during my teens, and thank you most of all for making possible some spectacular humans, especially Sally, Hayden and Bridger. (Maggie and Charlie, you're pretty awesome, too. ) Much love to your daughters, sons and wife.
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