John Gordon Fox
2/24/57 – 4/14/14
John Gordon Fox passed away due to complications from kidney cancer. Although he was originally given a “terminal” sentence, he proved them wrong and lived for 10 and a half years longer.
John graduated in 1975 from Orcas Island High School. He served 34 years with the Bellevue Fire Department – a job he loved, where he was integrally involved in the development of the hazardous materials team. He is one of the few Bellevue firefighters to have been awarded the Department’s Medal of Valor which he earned in 1981 for the rescue of a child, despite great peril to himself.
John is predeceased by his father, also a firefighter, Gordon Fox. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Becky, children Brandon (Stephanie) and Melissa (Phil), grandson Skyler, mother Dee, sister Loretta (Ken), and many other wonderful relatives and fabulous friends. His family would like to thank all those who supported him in his fight over the years, especially his firefighter brothers and sisters. A memorial will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center and/or Hospice would be greatly appreciated.