ALBANY – Leonard R. Fox, Jr., 60, of Albany, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Lenny was born in Albany, and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1971-1975 including service aboard the USS Donald B. Beary DE-1085. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office both before and after serving in the Navy, and worked for many years at the post office in Ravena. He was a communicant of the former Our Lady Help of Christians Church, and he enjoyed researching his family’s genealogy, gardening, and taking trips to the beach.
Lenny is survived by his wife Jacqueline Murray Fox; his parents Leonard R. Fox, Sr. and Maria Frangella Fox; his children William “Billy” Fox and Meghan Fox of Albany; his sisters Annmarie Marsh (Robert) of Selkirk, and Lisa Ricci (Curt) of Glenmont; his sister in law and brother in law Elizabeth Graham (Thomas), and Stephen Murray (Diane) of Northern Ireland; his grandchildren Anthony, Laila, and Charlotte; and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, both here and in Northern Ireland. Lenny was predeceased by his first wife Carol Dwyer Fox, and by his brother Kevin P. Fox.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:30, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave., Albany, at 9:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at 1:00pm, Friday. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205; or the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
So sorry Jacqueline, Meghan and Billy. Love u so much sis. Lenny will be missed so much.
So sad for you and the rest of the family at this sorrowful time. Thinking of you all and sending you my love right now.
Jacqueline my heart goes out to you and your family. Walking my dog every day from only two doors down I would see Lenny sitting on the front steps and we would have a great many conversations. Most of his wonderful stories were about you, the kids and the grandkids. He had a warm heart and a great sense of humor. I miss him very much.
Dear Jackie, Billy, Meghan and kids
I’m so sorry for your loss. This horrid disease has taken Lenny way to soon. For the short time we have been “family” I had grown very fond of him. We had some great conversations about old times. If I can be of help or a sounding board, please don’t hesitate to call.
Darlyne (Ricci) Hayes
On behalf of the Ricci family, we send our condolences at this difficult time of Lenny’s passing. May the sweet memories of good times spent together bring you comfort.
DOUGLAS AND CAROL CLYDESDALE
DEAR NEICE JACKIE,BILLY.MEGHAN AND KIDS
WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE OF LENNYS DEATH A LOVELY MAN WHO HAD US HOLIDAYING IN HIS HOME A FEW YEARS AGO ,NOTHING WAS TO MUCH TROUBLE FOR HIM,WE KNOW YOU WILL ALL MISS HIM SO MUCH .WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ALL
Aunt Jackie, Meg, Billy and kids I’m so sad and heartbroken for you all. Uncle Lenny was the most loving warm kindhearted man and always put a smile on everyones face with his great sense of humour and loving ways. He will be sadly missed by everyones lifes that he touched and heaven has gained the most precious angel now xx
gareth gillian and kids
My deepest sympathy to you billy meg the grandkids and rest of family and family circle. Lenny will be missed a great deal and will always be round you in spirt from the memories you all shared and the memories other people can pass to you from all the lovely stories he t old
lots of love n kisses gareth gillian chris and sophie xx
your in our thoughts and prayers love ya x
Dear Jackie,Billy Megan and Children,.
I had the pleasure working with Lenny for over 24 years at the Ravena Post office. He was always there helping his fellow coworker’s and a great assect to the post office. It was an honor over the years planning his bridal shower, baby shower at the post office and his retirement. After my retirement I would call him at least once a year on his BIRTHDAY January 6th and we would talk for a very long time. I was happy to visit with him a couple of months ago.He was a great man and I have been blessed to have known him. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with the whole family. Remember all the fond memories.Love and GOD BLESS.
Charlene Bartczak (NYSTF)
Jacqui, I am truly sorry for your loss, My condolences and prayers are with you and your family..God Bless
Dear Jackie and family,
Im so sorry to read about Lenny’s passing. This has been such a difficult time for all of you and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers as well as coworkers are with you and your family at this time.
Patty (Beukers) Petrone
My heart goes out to you all. I have such wonderful memories of Lenny growing up on Putnam St. He always had a smile and took the time to say Hi and talk. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one.