Thomas Cox

Thomas Cox Jr.

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Thomas P. Cox, Jr., age 78, of Erie, PA passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

He was born in Erie on May 18, 1941, the son of the late Thomas P. And Rose E. (Dinges) Cox, Sr.

Tom graduated in 1959 from Cathedral Preparatory School and afterwards attended the Erie Business School. Tom worked as an accountant for Marine Bank, Security Peoples Bank, Newco Electric, and Hamot Medical Center. He was also the manager of Holy Rosary Bingo and St. Peter and Paul’s Bingo. Tom was a member of several clubs including the Erie Maennerchor Club, Shriner Club, Seibenburger Club, and East Erie Turners. He enjoyed bowling at East Erie Turners, gambling, gardening, watching the Steelers, polkas, cooking, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. He was also a huge Erie Youth Hockey fan and loved supporting all of his children and grandchildren’s sports teams. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. Tom’s smile and warm personality will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn Theobald Cox, his children, Thomas (Rosanne) Cox, Laurie (William) Snider, Michael Cox, and Gregory (Christine) Cox, nine grandchildren, Chelsea, Colton, Hunter, Billy, Allison, Brett, Erin, Hayden, Eric and his mother Laura, his sisters, Patricia DiAngi and Judith Zaffino, and his In-Laws, Renee Kloecker and William Theobald. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, a private Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Church. The Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Send condolences to

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UPMC Home Healthcare.
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    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 10:00am
    Holy Rosary Church
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Gerald Jerry Hemmis

Posted at 09:35pm
Marilyn.. Tom, Lori and Greg and may remember me from Holy Rosary and 30th street...I am so sorry for your. Loss. Know that you are all in my prayers....

Jim Colvin

Posted at 01:21pm
This is Jim and Patti Colvin. I just wanted to reach out and give you our condolences. It has been many years, I was a teen, that I think I met Tom at your house on 36th if I remember correct. But know I think of you often, with great memories and remember the laughs. So hope all is well with you. 450-5947 if you ever need anything. Jim

Wendy Farrell

Posted at 07:18pm
My condolences to the family of Mr. Cox my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wendy.

Eileen &Ric Perino Posted at 08:39pm

Marilyn, Mike,Tom,Greg and Laurie, Please accept the deepest condolences from Ric & I now as you all grieve the loss of a GREAT GUY! I always remember Tom had a smile for everyone and made people he was with feel genuinely appreciated. His spirit of giving will never be forgotten and his delicious meals and beautiful fruit creations will be missed by many. God bless and comfort you all. Love from Ric & Eileen

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