Philip J. Fox

November 1, 1938October 3, 2021

Philip John Fox of Hernando, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the age of 82. After several months of declining health, Philip died peacefully with his beloved wife Carol by his side.

Philip was born in Freeport, New York on November 1, 1938 to father John Charles Fox and Catherine Dorothy Helm Fox. He was their only child. He attended Iona College in which he held a Bachelor of Business.

Phil relocated to Buffalo, New York after graduation and worked for INA Insurance as a “special agent”. He was most proud of that position. While living in Buffalo, he became a season ticket holder to both the Buffalo Sabres NHL and the Buffalo Bill NFL teams. That began his lifelong love for, anything, buffalo. In his late twenties, while aboard a windjammer cruise in the Bahamas, he fell in love with Carol Ann Lisowski. The two married and welcomed their daughter Julia Ann Fox and son John Brian Fox.

Though Phil grew up on Long Island, he found pleasure in nature. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed skiing and boating. Phil was an enthusiastic coin collector; his most prized collection was the buffalo head nickels.

His greatest accomplishments were being a supportive husband, father and grandfather. Philip is survived by his loving wife, Carol Ann Fox, his children Julia Ann Fox and John Brian Fox and his grandchildren: Philip James Tobin, Sarah Elizabeth Tobin, Cecilia Ann Tobin, Meghan Catherine Fox and Shawn Howard Fox.

A visitation for Philip is planned for Monday, October 11, 2021 from 9:00-10:30 am at Fero Funeral Home is Beverly Hills, Florida. An 11:00 am mass will follow at Saint Scholastica Church. All are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Saint Joseph’s Indian School or Saint Labre Indian School, or


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Ashlin Lovelace

October 11, 2021

Carol, we will certainly miss Phil's smiling face and that big wave from across the street! May he be at peace now. With love, Bill and Lin

jim staver

October 11, 2021

Carol....very sorry to hear about your loss....Phil was a wonderful person and an easy person to be around....he always had a smile and a good word for us and we will both miss him very much...
May God be with you and your family and Bless you all....God will give you the strength you need for both you and your family to journey forward.

Jim and Sandy

Dennis & Ginny kudla

October 9, 2021

Carol and Family:

We were so saddened to hear that Phil had passed. In the 11 years we have been in Florida and had the opportunity to travel, cruise, vacation and just visit with you and Phil, we came to know Phil not only as family, but as a dear friend who always had that neat smirky smile on his face. We will miss that the most but remember, and most of all cherish, the good times we shared together.

You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Dennis & Ginny


October 8, 2021

Carol, I'm praying for you and your family at the loss of your dear husband. May God bless you during this time and hold you close.

Evelyn Jones