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Charles J. Fox

Charles J. Fox, 82, was called Home to God on February 4th, 2024.

Charles was born in October of 1941, in Bryn Mawr, PA. He lived in Downingtown, PA for many years, before relocating to Wilmington, DE. Charles worked as a Press Operator at DFT for 55 years. He also worked in the dairy department at SuperFresh grocery store for 26 years.

Charles is survived by his brother, John Fox of Mt. Juliet, TN; three children, Sharon Witmer of Lancaster, PA; Grace Fox of Dover, DE; Vincent Fox of San Diego, CA; daughter in-law, Marlene Fox of Gap, PA; four grandchildren, Jason Malles of Lancaster, PA; Michael Fox of Honeybrook, PA; Ryan Fox of Downingtown, PA; and Katie O’Mara of Exton, PA; and five great-grandchildren.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Fox of 27 years; his brother, Raymond Fox Jr. of Columbia Falls, ME; his sister, Elizabeth O’Connor of King of Prussia, PA; three children, Terry Fox of Scottsdale, AZ; Charles Fox of Gap, PA; and Michael Fox of Downingtown, PA; his step-father, Oreste Flagella, and his son in-law Jay Mervin Witmer of Lancaster, PA.

Charles especially enjoyed music, dancing, cooking, the Denver Broncos football team, and his summer vacations riding the rails. His favorite place to visit was Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He enjoyed seeing Christmas shows with his wife Marylou every year at American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA and attending family dinners at different restaurants with all his grandkids. He was an avid churchgoer every Sunday at Saint Helena’s Catholic Church until his health prevented him.

Funeral Services

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, at 12pm at Saint Helena’s Catholic Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE 19809. A viewing will take place from 10:30am until 12pm at Saint Helena’s prior to Mass. Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery immediately following Mass.


    Kelly O'Connor lit a candle and writes,
    Uncle Charlie may you rest in peace. I love you and miss you. I have so many happy memories of our time together and am glad I visited you when I was home in June. Condolences to Sharon, Grace, Vince and the rest of our family at this sad time.
    02/06/2024 04:02 pm
    La Toya Reese lit a candle and writes,
    My condolences to the Fox family. I work with Ms. Grace Fox and recall her speaking of her father and during his time of illness. I pray for the family and friends. Ms. Reese, BTW
    02/06/2024 07:01 pm
    Marybeth Fox writes,
    My Uncle and one of my favorite people, you will be greatly missed. There are so few that hold the best qualities of what family means to me. You were one of the few. Kind, honest, caring and real. You were always there for us. We could always count on you. You were as genuine as they come. A true straight shooter with zero tolerance for nonsense in people. Your comic wit was refreshing. You could bring laughter at every turn. I'll cherish our memories until we meet again. For now may God bless you and keep you as you reunite with all the ones you've loved and dearly missed.
    02/07/2024 12:53 pm
    William Lower writes,
    Vincent & Grace, Our deepest sympathies. Your father was a wonderful man and we were privileged to know him in good times and bad. He always had practical insight on people and the world in general; and as such learned a great deal from him. As much as you will miss him, I hope you find comfort knowing he is reunited w Mary Lou and others in his family that tragically predeceased him. Please extend our condolences to Sharon, as well. Charlie had incredible faith and now he is called Home to a loving God. Love, Uncle Bill & Aunt Julie
    02/08/2024 06:49 pm
    Mary Beth Adelman lit a candle and writes,
    Vincent and Grace, your dad's wife and your mom, Mary Lou, was a very close friend of mine in high school. What an incredible and loving dad you kids had....such a great man for sure. As much as he will be missed by all of you, he is now at peace with his wonderful wife, Mary Lou. May you know that my prayers and condolences are with all of you during this very difficult time!
    02/13/2024 04:00 pm

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