Edwin Burnell Fox was born on February 27, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ed’s family moved to White Center in Seattle when he was in elementary school. After graduating from Highline High School, he served in the US Armed Forces from 1948-1952.
He met Geraldine (Gerry) May in 1953, and after a 3-month courtship, they married on February 12, 1954. Ed and Gerry celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary prior to Gerry’s passing in 2015.
Ed worked at Pacific Northwest Bell for 30 years in various technical engineering and supervisory roles. His technical aptitude for all things electrical enabled him to enjoy his favorite retirement hobby, which was collecting and fixing antique radios. He was an active participant in the Puget Sound Antique Radio Association.
An avid race car fan, Sunday afternoons you could find him in front of the tv watching the latest racing competition. He had a particular affinity to Mustangs and was a longtime member of the Pacific Cascade Mustang Club. His 1966 red Mustang coupe, purchased in the late 1970’s, was finally restored by Ed and son, Ken, during his retirement years.
Ed was a master recycler, always finding a second, third or fourth use for something others would throw away. He loved to read, play the organ, work crossword puzzles, eat just about anything but especially hamburgers and chocolate, and travel with Gerry in their camper van.
Ed was a devout Christian who enjoyed bible study and sharing his thoughts and experiences of Christ with others.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Carrie Fox; brother, Howard Fox; wife, Geraldine Fox; and son, Steven Fox.
Ed is survived by his children: Sheryl Falcon, Kenneth Fox (Jerri), Ronald Fox (Margo), Jeannette Smith (Thomas), 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and his faithful dog, Mark.
A Memorial Service for Ed will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 10 am at Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, followed by a 1 pm Military Honors Service at Tahoma National Cemetery.