Deceased January 7, 2020

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In Memory

My father, George Dewey Fox ’49, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was 93. Dad was born in Dracut, Mass., in 1926, the son of Warren Wyman Fox 1904. He raised our family in Topsfield, Mass., and then Sudbury, Mass., where he lived for more than 50 years. He was a graduate of Dracut High School and a 1949 graduate of Amherst.

From 1943-45, he served in the U.S. Army, ultimately in the supply department at Ellington Field in Texas. That experience led him into a career in purchasing, which included employment with Sperry Corporation/Unisys and the Raytheon Company, among others. He was president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston from 1970-71 and was a recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the Association’s highest honor, in 1977.

Dad and my mother, Natalie Fox, also of Dracut, were married from 1946 until her death in 2013. They had four children and seven grandchildren, including myself, James Fox ’72, my wife Jane and children Willie and Amanda; and my three sisters—Meredith Fox and her husband Richard Finkelstein (both Williams ’75) and children A.J. and Lucy; Linda Fox Pobuda, her husband Larry and children Kate and Ben; and Alison Fox, her husband Philip Zekos and their daughter Zoe. In addition to Mom, George was predeceased by his brother and my uncle, Roswell ’46, in 1997.

Dad will be remembered as thoughtful, wise and gracious. He enjoyed spending time with our family, keeping up with the news and sports and socializing with friends. Over the years, he often visited Amherst and particularly enjoyed attending fall football games at the College. In fact, our trips out to Amherst during my early high school days sparked my initial interest in the College. He played golf and tennis and enjoyed hiking and travel, especially around New England. He was a longstanding member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and particularly loved their Three Mile Island Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, where he vacationed annually for most of his life. George was also a long-time member of Memorial Congregational Church in Sudbury, where he and Natalie developed some of their closest friendships.

We shall miss him greatly and are thankful for the many memories that he helped to create.

Jim Fox ’72