Harry S. Fox, Jr., 90, of Delran, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on November 24th, 2017. Born on March 7th, 1927, he spent most of his full and remarkable life in Riverside and Delran. This is where he met and married his love Elizabeth Orfe on October 30, 1948, and had six children.
Right out of high school, Harry served our country by enlisting in the United States Navy at the age of 17. As time went on, he held memberships at the Riverside Rod and Gun Club, Family Sportsman, American Legion, and the VFW.
Anyone that knew Harry understood he had a knack for fixing things. That ability served him well in his long and successful career at Bell Telephone. It also helped him become a skilled gunsmith with his own custom gun shop. Harry constantly lent his handyman skills to neighbors, family, and friends and enjoyed each and every minute. He proudly did all of his own home repairs and joked that the kids would have their hands full when it was time to sell the house (he was right)!
In his spare time, Harry was an avid hunter. He looked forward to annual hunting trips, possibly more for the laughs and pranks than the hunting itself. He cherished the time spent in the woods with his extended family, especially with his son. In addition to hunting, Harry’s other favorite pastime was fishing at his home away from home, Pierces Point. This is where he spent mornings drinking coffee with his wife, ate crabs and spaghetti with his children, and taught his grandchildren how to reel in the big one. At times, he even enjoyed being there alone. He would make his famous dinner of pork chops, potatoes, and baked beans in a single frying pan.
Above all, Harry loved spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and brother in law. He was always there for everyone no matter what time of day or night, and always made you feel that it would be okay. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life and best friend of 69 years, Betty Orfe Fox, his five children: Pat Pomeranz, Judie (Jerry) Boggs, Linda Joie, Cindy (Donna Zeimer) Fox, and Harry R. Fox, his five grandchildren: Elliot (Amanda) Pomeranz, Pam (Michael) Nuskey, Kim (Kyle) Pallett, Amanda Boggs, Christopher Boggs, and his great granddaughter Riley Pallett. He was greeted at the gates of Heaven by his parents Margaretta and Harry Sr., his daughter Elizabeth, his sister Peggy (Fox) Pressley, and so many other family members and friends that have gone before him.
He touched many lives and lived his life fully and without regrets. His positive outlook and sense of humor were truly one of a kind and will be missed dearly. We know he is in Heaven now having a steak, spaghetti, and a few shots of Crown Royal.
Services will be held at: Lankenau Funeral Home, Thursday Evening from 6-8 and Friday Morning 9 -10. Funeral Mass will follow at the Church of the Resurrection, Delran at 10:30.