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Obituary - Howard R. (Mike) Fox

Howard R. (Mike) Fox

Date of Passing: January 4th, 2010

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Howard R. (Mike) Fox, 59, of State Route 315, Deansboro, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born May 16, 1950, in Utica, the son of Lorraine DeCarr Fox Gallup and the late Howard L. Fox and was educated in Waterville schools. For many years, Mike was a dump truck driver and tow truck operator and also did auto body repair work at Walt's Body Shop, Kallies Collision and Midland Collision. At one time, he was also an EMT with Fiore's Ambulance Service and Vineall Ambulance Service. Mike was a former member, EMT and officer with the Waterville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Waterville Fire Department. Mike was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed participating in go-cart racing, dwarf car racing, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Gallup of Deansboro; a daughter, Laurie Gaut of Vernon; a son, Howard (Mikey) Fox, Jr. of Vernon; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Al Vincent of Deansboro and Bonnie and John Raschella of Clinton; five grandchildren, Blake, Damien, Robert, Skye and Terry Rose; six nieces and nephews, Heather, Danielle, Andrew, Tyler, Patrick and Brady; three great nieces and nephews, Joseph, III, Logan and Karleigh; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his step father, David Gallup. The funeral will be Friday at 10 am at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, with Pastor Tim Bejian officiating. Spring interment will be in Deansboro Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 pm. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Michele Misiaszek and all the girls at Outpatient Infusion at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center, for all their wonderful and compassionate care given to Mike.


Lorraine I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you are doing well.. I miss visiting you..I have not done much of that since Bill died. You and your family are in my prayers.
Helen Shaw

mike i have always thought u as my dad.I will miss greatly.But now your in heaven with my grandma give her a big for me.Rest in peace (dad)

To Cousins Lorraine, Brenda and Bonnie; Though we haven't seen any of you in many years. I know my Mom (Bev Hina) has spoken to Lorraine on the phone over the years as she tried to keep in touch. We are sorry to hear of your loss but, we know that Mike is now resting in peace with no more pain or suffering. He is in good hands now looking down on the rest of us. I remember Mike racing at Utica Rome Speedway when I worked there in the early '70's. May God be with you as you go through this tough time. Let him give you the strength to take it one day at a time as the healing process takes place. It is never easy even when you know your loved one is in better hands. My whole family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Bev Hina, Carol Milliman, Robin Gage, Nancy Woeltje, Gary Hina and Jeff Hina.
Nancy Woeltje

To The Family of Mike: We are very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great man. We enjoyed seeing him at the race track and he will be missed. John,Bernice,John Jr. & Candi Christian
Mountain View Raceway

Mike you will now rest in peace,as your pain is now gone, and you will need to keep your eye on all your loved ones and guide them, I will miss our talks about auto body,nascar, and the little cars you ran, Even though i only knew you for just a short time, it felt like a life time, I promise i will get my trailer done this spring in Honor of You mike...God Speed my Friend....Kevin
Kevin Rundle

Mike you put up a long and brave battle.You have been a real inspiration to me . We went through alot together and I was so proud of you. I wish you rest and peace.BECAUSE you sure deserve it! Love you Big Brother And go beat the pants off Earnhardt.
Brenda Vincent