Donald J. Fox

November 5, 1968October 9, 2012

Donald J. Fox, CFD, 43, beloved husband of Judi, nee Wagner. Devoted father of Kate, Gabe and Shane. Loving son of Sheila, nee Fagan and the late Thomas. Dearest brother of Tom (Tamara), Scott, Kelly (Gary) Pechloff, Rick (Darcy) and Karen. Also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Friday, October12, 2012, 9:00 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn to Parkview Christian Church, 11100 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Don was a Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic for 12 years. He started his career with and has continued to work part-time as a firefighter with Richton Park Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Foxy's Kids Fund, c/o Chase Bank, 12657 S. Ridgeland, Palos Heights, IL 60463, will be appreciated. For additional information call708-636-1193 or visit


  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012

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Dawn Cortina

December 21, 2012

Praying for you Judi and your children through this christmas season.Don will always be with you try to take comfort in knowing he is still with you in spirit. god bless you all

Judi Fox

December 7, 2012

Judi Fox

December 7, 2012

Judi Fox

December 7, 2012

Thank you to everyone who has written in this guest book. I am Don's wife and my kids and I find great comfort in what you have written about him. He was as amazing as you remember him from whenever you knew him. He was our rock and protector. He always took care of us. We are forever grateful for the times we had with him but are heartbroken with his absence now. He will forever be in our hearts and his legacy will live on! We love you forever babe! Thank you for loving us and taking care of us...even in your absence. Forever in our hearts! Judi, Kate, Gabe and Shane. <3

Darcy (Zuidema) Drew

October 18, 2012

It is very sad to hear about Don's passing. I lived across the street from the Fox family as a little girl. It seems silly, but I always remembered that Don cheered me on when I was in 5th grade and was in a fist fight with a boy afterschool. Thank you, Don for encouraging a scared little girl. Because you were there, I felt that you would not allow me to be defeated or hurt. It was something I always remembered. :)

Kellly Fox Pechloff

October 16, 2012

To my Dearest Brother Don. Thankyou for allowing me to spend my entire life w you and most importantly your last few days, hours,mins & seconds. You let me in so graciously and warm during your most precious time left w us. I feel more than Blessed to have been by your side to hold your hand,kiss you one last time and tell you what a absolute wonderftul Brother you have beem! I will miss u everyday of my life left on earth until we meet again. Your smile, warm touch, your laughter will live on vibrantly as you give me the strength to move on as you would have wanted. I Love You w all My Heart Don! IRON WL 58 forever!

Bill Towler

October 15, 2012

I worked with Don at Frankfort FPD. Straight Shooter, told ya how it was, and he did it his way. One of the best firefighters I ever met. Peace my brother......

October 14, 2012

In the final analysis this word is far worse of without Don as an active particapant in it. Rest in Peace Pal. I love you. Tom Fox

Chip Gettler

October 12, 2012

My heart goes out to the Fox family in their loss. Don was an Amazing Kid growing up, and appears to have been a better man. I remember him riding his 10 speed bike to fire calls, and it seemed he always got there well before the fire dept :) Fond memories of hanging out, and growing up with him in the neighborhood. He is a true Hero and amazing person.

Bob Pechloff

October 12, 2012

Kelly, we are so sorry to hear about the death of your wonderful brother, Don. We know you loved him so much and are so happy that you had the time to be with him during his last days on this earth. We are thinking about you so much right now and all of our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family. Don is up in heaven with the other angels now and he will always be looking over your family and being your guardian angel. All of us in St. Louis love you very much, God be with you and may Don rest in peace......