Edward P. Cox


Edward Paul Cox, 77, of Traverse City, passed away June 15, 2019 at his home. Ed was born on May 16, 1942 Ironwood to the late Thomas B. and Ann C. (Silver) Cox.
As a young boy the family moved to Traverse City. He attended St. Francis and graduated in 1960.
He enlisted in the United States Army and served our country honorably until his discharge.
In 1963 Ed married the love of his life, Sandra "Sandy" Lee Weaver. Together they shared 32 years before she passed in 1995.
Ed was a mechanical engineer and took great pride in working for several companies in the manufacturing industry.
When he wasn't working he enjoyed tinkering and building things. He also was an avid gardener and liked to grow vegetables, apples and raspberries.
He will be remembered for his charming spirit and his wonderful sense of humor.
Ed is survived by his daughters, Pauline (Antonio) Cruz, Mary (Ryan) Rueth, Margarete (Marc) Janssen and Teresa Cox (James DeAngelo); grandchildren, Rose and Mateo Cruz, Devon (Julie) and Amber Rueth(David Hodorowski); great-grandchildren, Jameson and Lennox Rueth; and siblings, Gerald Cox and Mary Margaret Cox (Gordon) Boomer.
The memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning one hour prior, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Military honors will follow the service at the church.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be directed to a charity that supports veterans.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories and condolences with the family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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Published on June 18, 2019
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