Anthony P. "Tony" Fox, age 71 of Defiance, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on July 22, 1948 to Paul and Helene (Mekus) Fox in Defiance County, Ohio. Tony proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On September 5, 1997 he married Mollie (Kochel) Fox, who resides in Defiance.
Tony was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance, and he volunteered with the Defiance Furniture Bank. He worked at General Motors for several years until his retirement in 2004. Tony was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, he enjoyed boating, and he was a cocktail enthusiast. Tony will be greatly missed by his family and many good friends
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Mollie Fox of Defiance, and his two sons, Michael (Sam) Woodring and Joseph (Debbie) Woodring. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Brittany, Ryan, Rachelle, Weston, Morgan, and Clayton, one great-grandson, Ronin, two nieces, two nephews, his brother, William Fox, his sisters, Mary Kay (Gene) Rugh and Jane Lackey, and his two cats, Floyd and Ike.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John Fox.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance, with Fr. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens, with graveside military honors conducted by VFW #3360.
Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, or St. Mary Catholic Church.
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