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Gerald Raymond “Jer” Fox -  St. James

Gerald Raymond Fox, 83, of St. James, died on November 6, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington, N. C.

Mr. Fox was born December 20, 1927, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late Raymond Clyde Fox and Meta Graumenz Fox. He was a 1949 accelerated graduate of the University of Rochester and worked for 43 years for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. He spent 35 years with GE as an Engineering Manager in Research and Development, where his focus was energy conversion systems, power plant development, space power systems and other related engineering activities. He was active in the GE Elfun Society, served as the head of the Bearings and Lubrication Laboratory at GE and was president of the Schenectady chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for a number of years. An avid golfer, he learned the game at Durand Eastman Golf Club in Rochester, and once had a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Schenectady. Mr. Fox was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport. He was preceded in death by a son, James Raymond Fox.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Ruth Uehlin Fox of St. James; a son, Michael Fox, and girlfriend Sandy Francis of Kingston, Wash.; a daughter, Susan Baynes, and husband Daniel of Williston, Vt.; a brother, Roger R. Fox, and wife Nancy of Irondequoit, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Janice Fox of Tecumseh, Mich.; seven grandchildren: Erin Baynes, Julia Fox, Luke Baynes and wife Karen, Joshua Fox and wife Jennifer, Jordan Fox, Rebekka Fox, and Zachary James Fox; two great-grandchildren: Carter James Fox and Cameron Wells Fox; and many nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at St Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport on Saturday November 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Barry Kubler officiating.

**In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC, 28401; or the Building Fund of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 10476, Southport, NC, 28461**

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Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport

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