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Harold Martin Fox

May 29, 1935 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 83)
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Webster:  Passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the age of 83 with his family by his side.  

Happy was born on May 29, 1935 in Tarrytown, NY,  to the late Harold and Rita (Joyce) Fox. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Frederica, on January 16, 2016, and by his brother Philip Fox on September 27, 2018.  

 Happy is survived by his daughter Diane (Charlie) Pekunka; son, Christopher (Carol) Fox; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Mike) Shields and Danielle Fox; grandson, Michael Fox; niece, Kimberly (Scott) Hancher; nephew, Harold "Kit" (Rick) Fox; and extended family and friends.

 Harold was married to Frederica “Sugar” Cito on September 9, 1956 at the Church of the Transfiguration in Tarrytown, NY.  They lived in Tarrytown and Ossining, NY and moved to Macedon in 1997. For the past few years, Happy lived in Webster, NY.

 Harold was a seasoned music educator and a professional musician who specialized in the trumpet.  A graduate of NYU,  he taught in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns for over 30 years.  Happy would also go on to become a member of the adjunct faculty in the music department of Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.  After moving to Macedon, Harold joined the trumpet section of the RG&E band.

 Family and friends may join for a time of visitation on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 4 to 7PM at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519.  A Funeral Mass to celebrate the Harold’s life will be offered on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 12:30PM at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Walworth-Ontario Road, Ontario, NY 14519.  Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Happy may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Please visit the tribute wall at to light a candle, leave a condolence, upload a photo, or to order a floral tribute.


Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

American Cancer Society
1120 S. Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620,

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