Robert “Bob” Grant Cox, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 after living with cancer for 16 years. He was born in Holidays Cove, WVa on November 17, 1938, as the only son of J. Frederick and Emma (Hall) Cox. He graduated from Mars High School in 1956 and served in the US Air Force, stationed in North Africa and subsequently completed his electrician apprenticeship.
He was an active member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 425, The John E. Mair Masonic Lodge No. 729, the Osiris Shriners, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 499, and the Sunny Majors Travelaires Camping Club
He and his wife founded the Mars Area Soccer Club in 1986, serving as the first president and certified referee. Additionally, he served as first president of the camping club. He enjoyed steelhead fishing. As a lifelong RVer, he and his wife enjoyed traveling to the 48 continental United States, 8 Canadian Providences, and 6 Mexican States. In addition, they traveled to Alaska and Hawaii, the majority of Western and Central Europe, Russia, Central America, Eastern and Western Caribbean, and celebrated his 80th birthday in Japan.
He is survived by his wife Susan (Clare Craig) Cox, whom he married on February 14, 1970, two sons Dr. Michael (Dr. Charity Scripture) Cox of San Francisco and Mr. Steven (Carla Butler) Cox and grandchildren Turner, Annabelle, and Miriam of Mars; his sister Barbara Cox of New York City, and his sister-in-law Dr. Mary Ann Craig of Valencia; and his nephew Kevin Schuler and niece Kristine Schuler, both of Mars. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Peggy Schuler and brother-in-law Ovel Schuler.
Friends will be received at the Mars United Presbyterian Church, 232 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Services will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Steiner, pastor and Rev. Dan Turney of Christian Community Church, officiating. The family requests that those attending wear red in honor of Bob. Memorials may be made to Mars U.P. Church, P.O. Box 805, Mars, PA 16046. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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