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Stanley Elliott Fox

August 1, 1937 — April 16, 2014

On April 16th, 2014, Stan Fox went from the arms of his loving wife to rest in the arms of his Lord and those who have passed before him.

Stan was born in NYC Aug 1, 1937 to Arthur and Esther Fox. His early life was spent in a small farming community in New Jersey living above the grocery store his immigrant father owned. Stan said he had the best life, certainly one that was multifaceted.

Attending the Cozy Cole/Gene Krupa drum school in NYC was a passion. Probably playing the drums just to drive his parents nuts. Stan's first work was playing Dixieland jazz with his own band while attending Freehold High School until he graduated in 1956. Later, while working at NBC television in New York he jammed with the likes of Steve Allen and others who worked at NBC. It was thrilling to work in various capacities with some of the best in the entertainment industry including the colorful Steve DePass.

Stan was proud to serve his country in the CID of the US Army Reserves, joining April of 1960 for the following 8 years. He married that same year to Sylvia Kring, whom he knew from childhood. They were married for 26 ½ years until her death in 1986, and had two children, Stacey and David. In 1989, Stan married Constance Barnes of Madison, and would have celebrated their 25th anniversary on Tuesday April 22, 2014.

Graduating from the NJ State Police Academy, Stan served as a police officer for 2 years, 22 days and 20 minutes. Eventually migrating into sales, he worked for many years with Ohio Medical Products, later becoming National Sales Manager for Siemens. Stan did his best for his customers. He trained many salespeople over the years, and continued that training experience with the Fortune Group in the Wisconsin area. After retirement age he continued to sell cars at Bergstrom Cadillac, did executive search for WI Executive Search and his love of animals took him to work briefly for the Emergency Clinic for Animals.

Stan volunteered his time as a member of the NJ Sea Bright and New Shrewsbury Rescue Squads for over 10 years. Restoration of antique cars was an enjoyable hobby for Stan. Moving to Madison gave him opportunities to volunteer his drumming abilities with various music groups to play for the UW Women In Agriculture events, many area assisted living places and "Fishing has no Boundaries", and several other events in Dodgeville, a place he loved to live, fish and hunt.

Stan is survived by his wife, Connie, furry son, Winston, children, Stacey Fox and David (Maxine) Fox , grandchildren, Sarah, Logan, and Matthew, all of the Princeton, NJ area, cousin, Sheila Phillips, of FL and best friend/brother Art Vandenbos (Sally) of Atlanta, GA, and dear friend, Kay Fields, of TN.

A celebration of Stan's life will be May 10th, from 1-4 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar and Grill, 2nd floor.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of St. Mary's Renal Center, & Meriter Hospital for their sense of hope and efforts, the staff at St. Mary's Care Center, & Agrace Hospice for their tender and loving care of Stan. From Connie: You are my right and left arms, my partner and love, forever missed.
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