Obituary of Shirley McCroskey Fox
Born Shirley Ann McCroskey, Oct 25, 1939 in Washington, DC.
Died March 25, 2020 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville, MD.
Anyone who met Grammy couldn’t help but love her!
She was raised in Falls church, VA by parents Arthur & Thelma McCroskey and had one sister Ruthie. She Graduated from McLean High School.
She met her husband Robert (Bobby) Lee Fox in high school. They met at a dance at Herndon Firehouse and were dancing partners their whole lives.
Marrying her high school sweetheart in 1957, they moved to Old Sterling, VA to raise their 2 kids, Robert Lee Fox, JR. and Debi Fox. They were together for 59 years when she lost him 3 years ago. They truly did complete each other.
Shirley loved people and made everyone feel welcome. You could never go to her house without eating something! She was known for her Rum Pound Cake and deviled eggs. You always had to take something with you before leaving especially in the summer when the garden vegetables were ready.
She would talk your ear off and wouldn’t let you leave. Always remembering everyone’s birthday and anniversaries and feeding every animal that she came across.
She was always busy, first working at the CIA, then working as a rural postal carrier while the kids were in school, whether she was planning a fun outing for the family, girl scout leader for her daughter, playing in a softball league with her friends, gardening with Bobby, mowing their 10 acres in Harpers Ferry, Dancing at the weekly dances at Calvin Run, zip lining at the age of 75 with her grandkids, and of course the red hats, she loved life and never stopped.
She kept dancing until she couldn’t anymore.
One of the last family outings was in Harpers Ferry after visiting the vineyards with her daughter, son and grand kids, they went to hear the Smith Cousins Band play and was dancing with her daughter. She turned 80 in October and celebrated with the family and grandkids at a special dinner and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to her.
She was a strong person, fighting till the end. She set such a good example of how to treat people and have fun in life! She will be dancing in Heaven with Bobby now.
She will live on thru her loved ones, son Rob Fox of Pompano Beach, Florida, her daughter & son in law Debi Fox, and Alireza Honarkar of Washington, DC and her 2 grandsons which meant everything to her, Shaw Arya Honarkar & Sterling Fox Honarkar, named after the street and town she lived on, & amazing nieces and nephews.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Shirley Fox, Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County PO Box 565 Charles Town, WV 25414, or Pats LittleAngels.org (a local non-profit to help Animals find homes).
A personal viewing for family at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon will be on Monday March 30, at 11:00am with Graveside Service held at Sterling Cemetery at 12:15. Due to Social Distancing, limited to just family.
A celebration of life will be held over the summer so all can be together and honor Shirley’s Wonderful Life!