Robert Joseph Fox


Robert Joseph Fox, 74, of Galesburg, died at 9:52 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

Bob was born August 26, 1948 in Galesburg, the son of Rolland Fredrick and Helen Mary (Kennedy) Fox.  He graduated from Galesburg High School.  Bob worked for many years as a groundskeeper at Knox College, later working as a janitor at J.C. Penney, and went on to work in the kitchen at Jumer’s Restaurant in Galesburg.  Bob later enjoyed attending day workshop at KCCDD.  He enjoyed photography, pencil art, and old westerns.  Bob also loved to go on outings with the group homes and KCCDD.  Bob was dearly loved by his family and friends.  He will be deeply missed.

Bob is survived by one brother, Thomas R. (Marcia) Fox of Henderson, Illinois; and one sister, Alice M. (Tom) Mahalovich of Alpha, Illinois.  He is also survived by niece and nephews, Amy (Brian) Hastings, Brian (Joanna) Fox, Mathew (Lisa) Panzer, and Shannon Panzer; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Galesburg.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Memorials may be made to Galesburg Hospitals Ambulance Service.   Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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