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Leroy Fox
May 18, 1931 - March 6, 2007

Biography

Esperance (Schoharie County): Leroy J. Fox, 75, formerly of Esperance, NY, died Tuesday, March 6th at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.

Mr. Fox was born May 18, 1931 in Cobleskill, NY, a son of Kenneth and Lena (Davie) Fox. He had lived in Esperance for many years before moving to Lake Worth, Florida and lately, Schenectady, NY. Leroy graduated from the former Cobleskill High School and had worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He was a former member and Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #2507 in Esperance and currently a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1352 in West Palm Beach Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha "Betty" Fox, whom he married September 24, 1987. One daughter, Diana Lawrence, of Northville and one son, Barry J. Fox, of Omaha, Nebraska. Three step-children; Suzanne Chase-Filippone, of Prospect, CT, Christine Chase, of Central Bridge, and Herbert Chase, of Jacksonville, FL. Six grandchildren: Holly, Catherine, Steven, Scott, Kelley, and Gregory. Four great-grandchildren also survive as do several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Selma (Bomgren) in 1982 and his siblings, Kenneth, John, Glen, and Marion.

Calling hours will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday evening at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Schoharie. The Esperance Elks Lodge will hold a service at 7:30 PM at the funeral home on Friday evening. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 10th at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Fox to: American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211; OR to the Alzheimer's Association, NENY chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206.

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Thursday March 8, 2007, 6-8 PM at Langan Funeral Home
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Funeral

Thursday March 8, 2007, 10:00 AM at Langan Funeral Home
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Memorial

Friday March 9, 2007, 7:30 PM at Langan Funeral Home provided by the Esperance Elks Lodge
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Memorial donations can be made to:
Alzheimer's Association for research, NENY Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave. Albany, NY 12206.