Franklin Eugene "Gene" Fox died Sunday in his Silver Creek home after a battle with cancer. He was 72.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Forestville Central School.
From 1962 to 1982, he was employed in several capacities at the Texaco bulk plant in North Tonawanda, most recently as assistant plant manager. From 1982 through 1988, he worked at Goetz Oil Corp. as general manager.
His most recent employment was as a school bus driver for the Silver Creek Central School District.
Mr. Fox was a member of the Hanover Fish and Game Club; Sheridan Memorial Post 6390, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and the Loyal Order of Moose in Dunkirk.
He also served on the Hanover Planning Commission, from 1983 to 1986.
Mr. Fox enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap and skeet shooting, camping and boating and caring for his pet cockapoo, Molly.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Cynthia L. Richardson; three daughters, Gena Corsaro, Debra J. and Linda S.; and his mother, Evelyn "Pat," all of Silver Creek; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.