Wallace L. Fox, age 86, formerly of Waterford, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge after a long illness. Born in Waterford on February 4, 1925, Wally was one of twelve children of the late Clarence and Nellie Hess Fox.

Fox, Wallace L.For twenty years, Wally worked as a welder at General Electric until his retirement in 1981. He especially enjoyed working in his garden and giving away vegetables to family and friends. He was a Lions Club member while living in Florida.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Fox, and an infant brother, Delbert Fox.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Ruggiero Fox of Erie; his daughter, Renee Myers and husband Donald of Palm Harbor, FL; two grandchildren, Michelle Kelly and Jeremy Myers; two sisters: Betty Showman and husband Raymond of Waterford, and Sally Hayes and husband Lyle of Ashtabula, OH; seven brothers: Virgil Fox and wife Barb of Erie, Donald Fox and wife Kathleen, and Paul Fox and wife Susie, all of Waterford, Richard Fox and wife Eleanor of McKean, and Robert Fox and wife Delores, Theodore Fox, and Larry Fox and wife Rosalyn, all of Waterford; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place there on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Stancliff Hose Company in Waterford.