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Philip Leroy Fox

October 14, 1934 - September 23, 2017

Philip Leroy Fox passed away of natural causes Sept. 23, 2017. Phil was a much beloved husband, father, and adored grandfather.
Born Oct. 14, 1934 in Topeka, Kan., he was the eldest of four siblings, all of whom preceded him in death. His family moved to Vancouver, where he attended grade and high school.
Phil proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He worked with crews flying missions in and out of Korea. He took his discharge in Hawaii where he lived for two years.
Back in the states he began his 42 year career with Steiner American Corp., in Portland where he was the top sales person nationally for all but three years. He never met a stranger and loved the Oregon Ducks and Portland Trailblazers. For many years after he retired, customers frequently called his home for help, he always cheerfully assisted.
In retirement, he took on his favorite job of shepherding his three grandchildren to doctors, dentist, football, basketball, modern dance, ballet and never missed a performance or a game. He absolutely adored them and they him.
There were wonderful vacations to Japan, China, Mexico, Europe and Hawaii each year without fail.
He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Carolyn S. Fox; sons, Michael and Patrick; daughter-in-law, Holly Masters Fox; grandchildren, Taylor Philip Fox, McKenzie Lauren Lee Fox, Natalie Sue Fox, Nicole Payne; and nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 4, 2017, at Holmans Funeral Home with a reception following at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm

Holman's Funeral & Cremation Service

Address:

2610 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214

A service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 4, 2017, at Holmans Funeral Home with a reception following at the Multnomah Athletic Club.


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