• COX CHARLES ROBERT Was born ...

COX
CHARLES ROBERT
Was born to Charles
Raymond Cox and Martha
Knight Cox on June 22, 1925
and died March 18, 2019, with
his children at his side. "Bob"
or "CR" was a wonderful husband,
father and grandfather. He was
predeceased by the love of his
life and wife, Nancy Lain Cox.
Bob's life focus was his family.
He was best known for his
genuine kindness, warmth and
that rare talent for making
each and everyone feel
special. Bob had a marvelous
sense of humor. It was on
display at the Cox family's
numerous and lively parties
both in Mt. Lebanon and Vero
Beach. A favorite memory was
the regular bridge club
gatherings where there was
raucous fun with his legendary
cocktails, but very little bridge.
Bob's life began in Beaver,
Pennsylvania. He attended
Shady Side Academy (1943)
and Cornell University (1947).
At both schools he was a star
athlete in soccer and
basketball. He was also a
member of the Cornell Council
and Honor Society. Bob spent
most of his professional
career as a senior executive
with Dravo Corporation in
Pittsburgh and later as
President of Western
Pennsylvania AAA Club. Nancy
and Bob retired to Vero Beach,
Florida where they were
active in many local
organizations and charities.
Their shared passion in
retirement was golf and
tennis. Although an
accomplished athlete, Bob
would be the ?rst to admit
that his golf wedge often got
the better of him. Bob was a
member of the Duquesne
Club, University Club,
Chartiers Country Club and
Vero Beach Country Club. Bob
was also a man of faith as a
deacon of the Southminster
Presbyterian Church in Mt.
Lebanon and a member of the
Community Church of Vero
Beach. Bob was fun to be with
and he will be missed.   We will
miss his story telling most;
whether it was about skidding
his car down the ice-covered
hill from his Lambda Chi
fraternity house in Ithaca,
commandeering the local ?re
truck at a later Cornell
Reunion or reliving every
Steelers' and Pirates' victory.
The stories are many and will
be retold at every Cox family
gathering. Bob lives on in his
children, Robert K. Cox
(Cynthia), Patricia C. Yeates
(Garry), Thomas L. Cox   (Anne)
and Ann C. Clancy (Kevin); as
with his nine remarkable
grandchildren, Kacey, Carly,
Kelly, Christopher, Allison,
Tom, Charlie, Caitlin and
Tommy. Bob was predeceased
by his wife, Nancy; his daughter-
in-law, Terry McMillen Cox; and his
sister, Martha Cox Hartman. A
memorial service will be held
at the Community Church of
Vero Beach at a later date. In
lieu of ?owers, the family
requests that donations be
made to the Community
Church of Vero Beach, 1901
23rd Street, Vero Beach,
Florida 32960. Condolences
may be shared online at:
www.coxgiffordseawinds.com
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PostedMarch 24, 2019