William D. Cox Sr.

William D. Cox Sr., 94, of Wood Street Brockway, PA; died on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born on January 25, 1924, in Emporium, PA; he was the son of the late Charles and Rose Extrom Cox. On May 1, 1954, he was married to Lena Amitrone and she survives and is a resident at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

Retired, Bill had been employed as a Lathe Operator at Brockway Pressed Metals. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Brockway and served in the U.S. Navy as an Apprentice Seaman during WWII. Bill was a member of Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion. He enjoyed word puzzles, woodworking, crafts, tinkering with cars and spending time working in his yard.

In addition to his wife Lena, he is also survived by a son William D. (Barb) Cox Jr. of Brockway; two daughters Rosanna (John) Gresak also of Brockway and Ramona (Gary) Anderson of Belleville, PA. He is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a daughter Sandra Dew, four brothers and eight sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, March 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Brockway. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Christopher McCloskey officiating. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion Monday morning at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post #95 1109 Pershing Avenue Brockway, PA 15824


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