Charles A. Fox

Charles FoxCharles A. Fox, 69, of 371 Ida Street, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born September 15, 1944 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles L. Fox, Jr. and Nora Moriarity Fox who survives of St. Marys.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1962.  He had also attended Edinboro University.  He was a draftsman and tool designer by trade and was a former employee of Motion Control and Metaldyne in St. Marys, and had retired from Penn Metal Stamping.

On November 8, 1996 in Gaitlinburg, TN, he married Sharon K. Groll, who survives.  He is also survived by a daughter, Laura Hastings and her husband Jeffrey of Columbus, OH; a son, Charles B. Fox and his wife Jamie of York, PA; two step-sons, Joseph Blessel and his wife Melanie of Kersey and Peter Blessel and his wife Sabrina of St. Marys; a step-daughter in DuBois; ten grandchildren, Benjamin Hastings, Amanda Hastings, Jacob Fox, Noah Fox, Kaylynn Baumgratz, Joseph Blessel, Jr., Lucas Blessel, Julianna Blessel, Patrick Blessel, and Porter Blessel; and two sisters, Sallie Wittman and her husband Edwin of St. Marys and Mary Jo Jarvie and her husband Jack of Erie.

Charles was an avid model trains enthusiast and enjoyed golfing, the outdoors, and spending time at his camp.  He was a member of the BPO Elks and the St. Marys Eagles.  He was a retired volunteer of the Crystal Fire Department and was a former emergency medical technician for the St. Marys Ambulance Service.  Charles loved his family and was very devoted to them.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of his family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Society, c/o the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857.

THE HOLJENCIN'S September 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Dear Sharon and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy. He will be missed very much. May God be with you all.
Your friends,
Bob & Donna Holjencin

Joe Posteraro September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Chuck and I have known each other since we were kids. Every time we would see each other we would have a humorous conversation about our adventures in our younger days. My condolences to his family.

Pat O'Brien September 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm


I am so terribly saddened by the passing of Chuck. He has been my best friend since grade school. The world will be a lesser place with him gone. I feel blessed having had him in my life. My deepest condolences to you and all of his family.

Valerie & Nate Robbins September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

Laura and family, our heartfelt condolences go out to you during this difficult time. May Chuck’s memory bring you happiness and peace.
He is now a twinkling star in the heavens above you.


Steve Howard September 4, 2014 at 9:06 am

Laura & Jeff-

So sorry to learn of the passing of Laura’s dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Karen Bigelow September 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

Laura and Jeff,

I am saddened to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss and sadness. Take comfort in celebrating his life, happy memories and many accomplishments. I am sure he will be missed.

Karen Bigelow

Sylvia (Curci) Nunamaker September 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

Dear Sharon and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. An illness knows no age, sorry this happened so young or at all for that matter. You are in my heart girlfriend. Love, Sylvia and Donny

David Campanella September 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Laura & Jeff,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss. Trust you will find comfort in celebrating Chuck’s life and preserving the legacy he entrusted to those that remain with us.

Larry and Kate Nekuza September 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Dear Nora, Sally and family, sincere condolences on your loss of a loved one. We are sad at his passing but have great memories of him and his family. Know that you are all in our prayers. Larry and Kate Nekuza

Carol DeAngelo September 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your husband. He was a kind person and a wonderful neighbor. I am sure will be greatly missed .

Carol DeAngelo

Joe & Bonnie Salvatore September 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Sharon & family,
So sorry for your loss….your family is in our prayers.

Bonnie Annis September 19, 2014 at 10:41 am

So sorry to hear this..I don’t get the paper and hadn’t heard of Chuck’s passing. He was a “good guy”..a person of service to the community and also someone that time never erased an old acquaintance. It was always a “treat” to run into you guys. Please know that you are certainly in my thoughts today Sharon and I wish you comfort and peace in the days ahead..

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