William “Bill” Fox, 61, passed away January 16, 2008. A native New Yorker, he relocated to Virginia Beach with his wife, Rosann, son O’Brien “O’B” Fox of Norfolk and daughter Roxann Fox also of Norfolk in the early 1990’s.
He was a network engineer in the industry’s infancy and used his technical expertise to help bring Downtown New York online. He worked for companies such as: Chemical Bank, Continental Grain and Participants Trust. Upon moving to this area he became a communications technician and project manager for private industry as well as the military. He was last employed by Norfolk Wire. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Among his passions were antique cars, collecting baseball memorabilia, the New York Giants and New York Yankees and he was lucky enough to be in the stadium when A-Rod hit his 500th home run. He began his singing “career” at the Mount Carmel Feast in New York and also sang Doo-Wop. His voice reached deep down to your soul and he knew songs in languages we didn’t know that he could speak and from before his time. He loved being with his family and always had a joke, right down to the end.
He will live on for all those who loved him and for all the reasons we loved him, in our hearts forever. He leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Patricia Reeps of Toms River, New Jersey and Frances DeBiase of Staten Island, New York along with countless family members and friends.
May God hold in his grace all those who prayed for our family, helped us through these difficult times and also to Comfort Care Hospice.
In honor, services will be held at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 3314 Sandra Lane, Va. Beach on Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m, by Father Tham Thuy.
The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach Friday Jan 18 from 2- 4 and 6-9 p.m.
In loving memory, and of course according to his wishes, a celebration of Bill’s life will be held Saturday after services at the family’s home. All are welcome.
He always had a kind word for all.
Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.