Rev. C. W. Fox Jr.Episcopal priestThe Rev. Charles W. Fox...


August 24, 1993

Rev. C. W. Fox Jr.

Episcopal priest

The Rev. Charles W. Fox Jr., a retired Episcopal priest who helped to found St. Matthew's Mission in East Baltimore, died July 21 of injuries he suffered in a fall at his Baltimore home. He VTC was 80.

He had been a resident of Baltimore since the founding of St. Matthew's in January 1948.

In 1972, St. Matthew's -- at the corner of Bond Street and Lafayette Avenue in East Baltimore -- and The Church of Our Savior -- across from the Broadway entrance to Johns Hopkins Hospital -- were merged into the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, 5657 The Alameda.

Born in Kearneysville, Va., Mr. Fox graduated from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C., and, in 1943, from Bishop Payne Divinity School in Petersburg, Va.

He helped to found All Saints Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, W.Va., and was pastor there from 1941 to 1945.

He was ordained in 1944 and that same year married Lucille Penister of Baltimore.

In 1947, he went to Kansas City and reorganized the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

He retired in 1980. He was divorced two years later and remarried in 1986.

A memorial service is to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Gant; two sons, Charles Fox 3rd of Columbia and Maurice O. Fox of Baltimore; a

daughter, Wendella Fox of Philadelphia; four sisters, Bertha Jones of Ransom, W.Va., Juanita Fox of Bridgeport, Conn., Nannie Taylor of Trumbull, Conn., and Sarah Catherine Brown of Charlestown, W.Va.; a brother, John Walter Fox of New York State; a stepson, Richard Gant of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Lessie Gant of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Charles W. Fox Jr. Scholarship Fund, in care of Maurice O. Fox, 1907 Heathfield Road, Baltimore, Md. 21239.

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