John Cox

August 3, 1940 - August 24, 2012

08/03/1940 - 08/24/2012

John Cox, 72, sadly passed away Aug. 24, 2012, with his family by his side.
He was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He moved to the United States in 1961, but always called Ireland his home.
John and Margaret celebrated 50 happy years of marriage in June 2012. John’s passion was his family. He loved his wife, Margaret; his children, Karen, Kim and Kevin; Kelly, his daughter-in-law; and his four wonderful grandchildren, Alexis, Brandon, Brady and Joshua. John will also be missed by his loving brothers and sisters, Marie, Robert, Kathleen, Lily, Paul; and his loving nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and May Cox; and his brother, Jim Cox.
John touched many people’s lives and will be sadly missed by all.
Friends and family will gather from 6-8 Monday, Aug. 27, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Jerome Catholic Church Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 9 am. Burial will follow after Mass at Peninsula Memorial Park.

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Laszlo Galambos
8 years ago

Kim, Sorry for your loss. All the stories you have told about your dad were always heart warming. I am sorry I only had the chance to meet him once. Will keep him in our prayers.