Martin wished for a cremation and close family with private ceremony to be set free in the Desert with his beloved" Pickles" faithful companion.
Martin Joseph Fox Obituary
Castaic, California - Mr. Martin Joseph Fox, 73, joined our Heavenly Father, Sunday evening February 8th 2016 at his quiet home in Castaic, California surrounded and comforted by his loving children and grandchildren, after a decade long struggle with cancer.
He leaves behind his two daughters Rhonda(Williams) Fox and her husband Robert, daughter Rebecca Fox, with her companion Drew and son Benjamin Fox and his wife Silvana, his seven precious grandchildren; Jessica Williams, Jeremy Williams, Derek Fox, Christopher Fister, Victoria Roacha, Aiden Fox, Madison Fox; and many, many, lifelong and close friends.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1943, the son of Martin Joseph Fox Sr. and his wife Francis Eva (Wood) Fox as well as brother to Colleen Cantwell.
Martin was a gifted athlete and very physically fit, early in his life before he joined the Catholic seminary, he played baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was offered a professional contract, but declined the offer to fulfill his calling with the Catholic Church.
In his early years, Martin was dedicated to the Claretian Junior Seminary, In Dominguez Hills, California where he studied the Catholic religion faithfully with discipline and great respect. Martin later moved on to receive his Master’s degree in Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures from UCLA, subsequently, he was then presented with the Certificate of Achievement Summa Cum Laude for Outstanding Performance in all courses offered in both Classical Languages from California State University Northridge.
Martin began his teaching career at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks California, there he would dedicate his precise knowledge of the classics to the fine students for more than a decade. After retiring from teaching at The Buckley School he went on to continue teaching while receiving chemotherapy treatments to teach at the Monticello Preparatory School in Valencia, California, where he just could not contain the irresistible desire and urge to share his love for Greek and Roman languages as well as history with the fine students in his own community.
Martin Fox, had an extremely strong passion for all the Classics, as he also had a deep love for teaching. Mr. Fox truly gave himself willingly and with the utmost generosity to benefit his Family and fellow man, he truly lived the way he preached and that was to help people while you are here in this life, this was his profound belief, to do good for people, he was a man that had it right, I will carry his words through the rest of my life, and could only hope to be as great as he.
Martin Fox had a cremation and a private Ceremony to have his ashes scattered in the desert with his beloved "pickles" his shih Tzu companion, whom he loved dearly, may they run together in the desert wind