Edward J. Fox

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Lifelong Juneau resident Edward J. Fox, 69, died Oct. 18, 2003, in Juneau.

He was born Jan. 19, 1934, to Daisy Fox Hansen and Roy Williams. He worked as a commercial fisherman with his grandfather as a young man, then worked at the Juneau Sawmill and with the federal government.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 before being honorably discharged.

He married his wife, Florence, on Oct. 30, 1996.

He was a member of the T&H Indian Tribes of Alaska and the Douglas Indian Association, and he was a Sealaska and Goldbelt shareholder.

His family said, "He was a dedicated Gold Medal basketball fan. He also enjoyed watching the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks."

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmy (Weha) and Sally Fox; parents; and his wife.

He is survived by his sister, Stephanie H. Stutler of Juneau; brothers, Gordon Guanzon Sr. and Leroy Williams, both of Juneau; nieces, Semona, Angelina, Agnes and Tillie Lundy of Juneau, Andrea Cesar (Yumol), also of Juneau, Esther Johnson and Theresa Guanzon of Juneau, Pauline and Geraldine Guanzon of Anchorage, and Martha Guanzon of Auburn, Wash.; nephews, Richard E. Lundy Jr. and Gordon Guanzon Jr. of Juneau; stepdaughter, Becky (Jerry) Fulkerson of Juneau; stepson, Rick Johnson of Juneau; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, stepchildren and step-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and clan relatives from Canada.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers include: Allan Engstrom, Richard Stitt, Thomas Westvang, Jerry Fulkerson, James Payne and Gordon Gaunzon Jr.

A rosary and memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Alaska Memorial Park, 3839 Riverside Drive. A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Cathedral of the Nativity, 416 Fifth Street, Juneau.

The Most Rev. Dennis Patrick O'Neil

Former Juneau resident and Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Patrick O'Neil, 63, died Oct. 17, 2003, at his home in Grand Terrace, Calif.

O'Neil ministered to residents of Alaska's Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Skagway from 1979-84 as a missionary for the Catholic Diocese of Juneau.

A day-long viewing will run from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 with a 7 p.m. vigil service at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino, Calif.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Chino Hills, Calif., where O'Neil was ordained a bishop March 26, 2001.

A full obituary will follow.

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