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Robert Kent Cox

June 6, 1959August 30, 2019

Robert Kent Cox of Lake Frederick, VA.

Passed away in Washington DC on August 30, 2019 from a fatal heart attack after doing something he loved, cycling to work.

Robert was born in Kansas City, MO on June 6, 1959, son of George W. Cox, Jr. and Sheila (Kent) Cox. He taught history at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City. He moved to NY to attend Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University with the aim of entering into public interest law. There he met his loving wife, Wendy Cook, and they gave birth to their son Satchel Cox. Satchel was a later-in-life miracle baby, with the help of IVF. The family briefly lived in Syracuse, NY, where Robert worked for Legal Aid Society. They moved to Northern Virginia 13 years ago when Robert was offered a position as attorney for the Social Security Administration. In 2012, he was promoted to the position of Administrative Law Judge, and later to Division Chief Administrative Appeals Judge.

Robert was admired within the SSA, where he was known for integrity, generosity and fairness. This carried through in all aspects of his life. Robert was a devoted father, husband, brother, son, and uncle. Robert was an avid cyclist, biking an average of 40 miles per day, and loved fishing with his son and suffering through the mixed fortunes of the Kansas City Royals.

Robert is survived by his wife Wendy Cook, son Satchel, parents George W. and Sheila Cox, brother George W. (Chip) Cox III, sister Laura Cox, niece Katie Sowder, and nephew Andy Eschbacher. There will be a casual memorial service for Robert on September 21, 2019, at home. Please contact the family for details.


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Julia Bielawski

October 6, 2019

Dear Wendy and satchel,

Rob was my supervisor. What I remember most about Rob is his willingness to insulate us from distress from up above. I believe this took a very personal toll on him that we never knew, but I want you to it made our lives so much better on a daily basis.

I don't know if that brings you any comfort, but I thought you should know that we appreciated it so much. Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us, Julia

Jeffrey Dayton

September 25, 2019

sending my condolences and heart felt huggs to wendy and satchel we are with you all

Cherie Daly

September 17, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marge Daly and Cherie Daly.

Laura Cox

September 17, 2019

Thank you brother for sharing a wonderful life of laughter and good times, stories, sarcastic bombastic notions, the history of living in so many places and all the travels (and so much love). Always a mischievous grin on your face - that is how I will remember you. You will be sorely missed by all of your family. You made it to homeplate first.