Peter Jon Fox, 69, resident of McKean, PA and Tavares, FL, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Florida Waterman Hospital, Tavares, FL surrounded by his four daughters. Born in Bradford, PA on May 29, 1940, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Catherine (Corwin) Fox. On May 25, 1963, he married the former Jane Marie Wilklow.

Fox, Peter JonPeter attended high school at Bradford, PA and Little Valley, NY graduating from there in 1959. Following his graduation, he entered the US Army and served until 1961. During his service time in Germany, he witnessed the Berlin Wall being built. Peter was a longtime employee of the Kendall Refining Company in Bradford, PA. In 1978, he began as a Kendall Oil Distributor, co-founding this business with his wife and serving as CEO of the Fox Oil Company in Erie, PA. He expanded later in establishing the Squire Fox Oil Company in Hamburg, NY, retiring in 2003. Throughout the years and even after retirement, Peter was actively engaged in construction using his skills as a carpenter, woodworker, plumber, and electrician. He took on projects such as home construction, furniture building, and small projects using his energy and know-how to help many friends and acquaintances. He was known as a person to fix things and as a problem solver. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. Francis Usher’s Club, in McKean. Peter was a supportive and loving father and enjoyed taking care of his family.

Surviving Peter is his loving companion of the past four years – Karen O’Neil; four daughters – Patricia Ferrick and her husband, William of McKean; Kathleen Pinkerton and her husband, Mark of Houston, TX; Kimberly Pekarcik of Murrysville, PA; and Jennifer Farley and her husband, Jeffery of McKean. In addition 11 grandchildren survive – A.J, Sara, and Nathan Ferrick; Luke and Jane Pinkerton; Gracie, Matthew, and Benjamin Pekarcik; Chendell, Brett, and Morgan Farley. He was preceded in death by his precious wife of 39 years, Jane, his brother Harry C. Fox, and a son-in-law Matthew Pekarcik.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, PA on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. Prayer services will be held there on Monday morning at 10:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in McKean. Reverend Mark Nowak, pastor of the Church will be celebrant. Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery, McKean. Memorials may be made to the McKean Hose Company (Volunteer Fire Dept.), P.O. Box 241, McKean, PA 16426 or the Shadyside Family House (for families of Transplant Patients), Atten: Kay Bebenek, 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15253.