GREENWICH, Conn. - Edwin Peter "Pop" Fox of Greenwich died Thursday, Oct. 9. He was 83.
Fox was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Greenwich, to Frank and Anna (Shreders) Fox. He attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1951. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954 and served during the Korean War.
After he was discharged at the rank of private first class, he began a career as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Greenwich.
He retired from the post office after 32 years, and worked at Cadbury Schweppes in Stamford for 10 years and at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara in Greenwich for a few years before fully retiring.
He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in Byram, and was a member of the Holy Name Society, serving as an usher at Mass for many years.
He was active in the Greenwich Catholic School system's Home School Association and was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He worked for many years for the Greenwich Parks and Recreation coaching, running the open gym for basketball and umpiring baseball.
Fox is survived by his wife, Helen Tuure Fox; children, Timothy (Lenore) of Brookfield, Mark (Toni) of Stamford, Cheryl (Michael) Galante of Newington, Matthew (Leslie) of Plymouth, Minn., Natalie (Mark) Sabanski of Stamford, Theresa of Greenwich and Brian (Lori) of Trumbull; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Fox; sisters, Grace Butler, Elaine Jordan, Elizabeth Morus and Virginia Davies; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Thomas and Raymond; and sisters, Ruth Tyburski and Anita Styles.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.
Donations may be made in Fox's memory to The Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home , 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
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