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Ronald Eddie ‘Ron’ Fox, 73, retired commercial airline pilot

Ronald Eddie 'Ron' Fox
Ronald Eddie ‘Ron’ Fox

Ronald Eddie “Ron” Fox, 73, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. He was born Oct. 29, 1946, in Carbondale, Illinois.

Ron received a B.S. Degree in Business Management. He was a Vietnam War veteran and retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of both active duty and Reserves as a major. He retired as a commercial airline pilot after 22 years. Ron learned to fly at age 16 and was also a helicopter pilot.

He was an avid sailor and cyclist and a world traveler, visiting all continents, except Antarctica, and all 50 U.S. states. Ron was an entrepreneur, a man who could fix anything, and a local “ROMEO.”

Ron is survived by his daughters, Christina Fox Kabachinski, and her husband, Christopher, of Winter Park, Florida, and Jennifer Fox of Williamsburg; very loved, granddaughter, Landon Elissa Kabachinski; sisters, Sandra Ascherl of Marquette, Illinois, Brenda Millinger, and her husband, Keith, of The Villages, Florida, and Kelly Jo Heath of Perkin, Illinois; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Ruth Fox.

A bon voyage celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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