Dr. Clarence T. Fox
Dr. Clarence T. Fox, DDS, DMD, 88, of Slatington, formerly of Wilson Boro and Sebring, FL, died Sunday February 28th at the Palmerton Campus of Blue Mountain Health Services, after being stricken at the American Legion Post #16 in Slatington. He was the husband of Frances E. (Schaaf) Fox who died in 1993. Born in Finesville, NJ, the son of the late Clarence D. and Amanda Jane (Scott) Fox. Clarence had a dental practice in Wilson Boro for 45 years, retiring in 1992. He was a 1938 graduate of Frenchtown High School where he was the left fielder on the baseball team that won the NJ state championship. He was a 1939 graduate of the Allentown Prep School. He did his undergraduate studies at Gettysburg College where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry graduating with his degree in 1943. At Pitt he was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity (GO PANTHERS)! He was an Army veteran of WWII and a Lieutenant in the Navy during the Korean War, assigned to the 2nd Marine Division as the Battalion Dental Officer. He was a life member of both the American Legion Post #611, Easton and the VFW Post #7215, Walnutport. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Slatington. Clarence was a past president of the Easton Dental Society, a 67 year member of Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge #52 F&AM, a member of the Lehigh Consistory, and the Rajah Temple, Reading. He was also a member of the Slatington Lions Club and the Slatington Moose Lodge. He loved the Game Show Network, going to the Terrace for breakfast and in his younger days enjoyed deer hunting. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral arrangements are being handled by his son, Richard A. Fox F.D.
Survivors: Son, Richard A. & wife Barbara L. Fox of Slatington, granddaughter, Jennifer E. Stauffer of Slatington, grandson, Dr. Richard A. "D.J."ì³Œ & wife Dr. Stacey D. Fox of Philadelphia and his loving great granddaughter, Madison T. Stauffer.
Service: 7:30pm, Thursday, March 4th, at the funeral home in Slatington, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington. Call 6-7:30pm at the funeral home. Interment, Friday, March 5th at 11:30am at the Upper Tinicum Cemetery in Upper Black Eddy.
Memorials may be sent to the church at 40 S. Second St., Slatington, PA 18080 or The American Legion Post #16, 510Main St., PO Box 75, Slatington, PA 18080. We would like to sincerely thank all the patrons and employees at the American Legion who so kindly came to Clarence's aid in his time of need. It will never be forgotten.