Donald W Cox passed away December 31, 2017 after spending the holidays surrounded by his loving family. Donald was predeceased by his wife Carol Cox (Lawton) after 58 memorable and loving years. Donald was also predeceased by his parents William and Evangeline Cox, his brother John Cox and step mother Doris Cox. Donald is remembered by his children David (Marci) Cox, Charlotte (Fred) Holley, Donald J (Cherrie) Cox, Carol (Tony) Silvestri, Diane (Tony) Warner, Douglass (Bernadette) Cox, Christen (Nathan) Cox. Grandchildren Andrew (Jenifer) Owens, Dr Amanda (Chris) Semonche, Jessica (Chris) Harby, Justin Cox, Ashley (Brian) Elmendorf, John (Chrissy) Cox, Adam Cox, Betsy Cox, Beth Silvestri, Katie Sylvestri, Patrick Warner, Ryan (Andrea) Warner, Makayla Cox. Great grandchildren Andrew, Isaiah, Alyson, Addison, Adalina, Maebelle, Ethan, Karen, Breanna, Dominic, Kayshawn, Kassidy, Kaleb, Kahtai, Jaime, Colton, Aiden and Ely. Donald is remembered by his sister in law Barbara Cox. Nieces and nephew Marianne, Betsy and families, Pamela (Chris) Gjormand, Michael and Mathew, Jerry (Cha) Lawton, Mark Lawton. Donald was quiet and humble in nature, loved to give everyone a smile. Dad knew when to lead or let mom take charge on their many camping adventures and family gatherings. Dad and mom taught us all unconditional love. Donald valued education, completing degrees from Harpur College in physics and engineering and was part of the first graduating class to graduate on the Binghamton University campus. Donald was a Military Veteran and spent his career at IBM and General Electric. Donald volunteered at Christ the King Church, parish council and fish dinners. Donald was a lifetime member of the O.L. Davis Endwell Fire Company proudly serving with his sons. Donald was also an AARP volunteer leading a tax counseling site for several years. As we honor our father, to remember dad is to remember his smile, hand to his heart with a book nearby. Donald joins his wife Carol’s side as she serenades him, joining the choir of angels as they lead him home. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Bookdale staff and friends for their care and support in his final years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 10 am at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott Thursday evening from 5-7 pm.
Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Friday, January 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Church Of The Holy Family
Address:3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760