David E. Fox

February 14, 2024
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Stanley- David E. Fox, age 79, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Friends may call Friday (Feb. 16th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral and Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held Saturday (Feb. 17th) at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marcus Whitman FFA, 4100 Baldwin Rd., Rushville, NY 14544.

Dave was born on Feb. 17, 1944 in Ithaca, NY.  He was the son of DeForest and Mary Fox.  His family moved to their home on Depew Rd. in 1956. Dave graduated from Gorham High School in 1962. He attended a Heavy Equipment Operations school in Georgia.

Dave began working at American Can Company in Geneva. He then became a self-employed General Contractor and Farmer. He was known for his masonry skills. Dave raised pigs and beef cattle for most of his life. He enjoyed doing pig roasts. Dave was also an avid hunter.

Dave married Diane E. Hey in 1973. She passed away in 2020. Dave was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He went on 3 cruises with his son’s family, and loved “making memories” with them. He passed his hard work ethics and his love of farming on to them.

Dave is survived by his son, Jarrad (Tonya) Fox; and four grandchildren, McKenna Fox, Teryn Fox, Tya Fox and Aspyn Fox.

He was also survived by five siblings, Patricia (John) Sawers, James (Lynn) Fox, Carol (Tom) Calabrese, Margaret “Peggy” (Dick) Hilton and Deborah (Kevin) Greek; four sisters-in-law, Katie Fox, Carol Fox, Sharon Gage and Lois (Kagey) Barrow; one brother-in-law, Jerry (Lynnette) Hey;  many nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.

Dave was predeceased by his wife, Diane E. Fox; his parents, DeForest and Mary Fox; two brothers, Wayne Fox and Ronald Fox; and two brothers-in-law, Harold “Hod” (Sue) Hey and Bob Gage.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Fox family.


Calling Hours

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, February 16, 2024
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Funeral Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, February 17, 2024
10:00 AM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
Get Directions


Ray Stewart from Penn yan New York on Feb. 14, 2024

Met Dave at Careys lumber 30 years ago. Always looked forward to his phone calls or better yet when he would come thru the door and we started badgering with each other. Everyone at Carey's will miss a good customer and friend.

Nancy Martin (Fox) from Fort Plain Ny on Feb. 15, 2024

So sorry to hear this news today. We are keeping the entire family in our prayers and sending many hugs. Love to you all

George Coryn on Feb. 15, 2024

So very sorry to the Fox family for your loss. We have done business with Dave on the farm and with his carpentry skills. Always was a pleasure. Dave will definitely be missed by many . RIP my friend.

Jeff Kesel from Gorham on Feb. 15, 2024

Jarrad and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew your dad casually, but I was always impressed with his skills. He obviously instilled great talents and skills in his children. His legacy will live on through you all. Prayers for your family’s peace during this time.

Jessica Ploof from Gorham NY on Feb. 15, 2024

Jarrad, Tonya and family, I was shocked to hear the news of Dave's passing. May the love and memories that you have comfort you in this difficult time of loss. He was a wonderful man!

Karen Fisher from Geneva, N.Y. on Feb. 15, 2024

With our deepest sorrow to the Fox Family, we are very sorry to hear of Dave's passing , from the Alcock family to yours we send our blessing

KELLY DORAN from RUSHVILLE on Feb. 15, 2024

A true noble, honorable and admirable man! Forever in my heart! RIP my wonderful uncle❤️. Always here for you Jarrad and family❤️

David Ansley from Fernandina Beach, FL on Feb. 15, 2024

End of an era. Over the years, Dave kept my houses and farm buildings in good repair. But, most of all, he was a great friend who looked out for me. We would talk for hours covering many topics of common interest.

Mike Flood from Oswego on Feb. 15, 2024

To the Fox family,
I was sad to hear of the loss of Dave. He was a hard working farmer and carpenter. He did several jobs for my mother as well as several others in Stanley. Always an honest man and very professional.

Ron Dailey from Penn Yan on Feb. 16, 2024

Pat, Deb and your families,

Sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jeff Sulecki from Fairport, NY on Feb. 16, 2024

To the Fox family, We were sad to hear about Dave's passing. I believe our Dads both believed and passed down a characteristic that is at the core of everything you do on a daily basis, and that quality is integrity = "the quality of being honest and possessing strong moral principles and values." Dave's legacy is that he clearly passed these qualities onto his family. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you all at this difficult time.

Patricia Eddinger from Geneva, New York on Feb. 16, 2024

To the entire Fox Family,
Dave was talented, honest and hard working. A truly good man. We send our thoughts and prayers as you mourn his loss. Randy and Patti Eddinger

Debbie , Skip Vine from Clifton springs on Feb. 17, 2024

Sorry about your loss. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful man with our family. We are going to miss Friday night dinners and Sunday morning get togethers. Loved his stories and how proud he was of his family. Always there when you needed some advice. He knew what to do or he would find someone that could help you Dave, rest in peace you are going to be missed terribly

Val Wolfe from Gorham, NY on Feb. 17, 2024

My deepest condolences to Jarred and the entire Fox family. Surely you are all devastated by such a huge loss, but try to find some comfort knowing that Dave will be enjoying an eternal rest.

Debbie Williams from Burlington Flats. NY on Feb. 18, 2024

We were so sorry to hear about David. “Sorry” seems such an inadequate word at a time like this, but that is how we feel for you all. Our wishes for comfort and peace are with you.

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