David L. Cox of Rossford, Ohio passed away on July 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born on March 14, 1938 and attended Nazareth Hall Military School and Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. While attending the University of Toledo, he met the love of his life, Pat. He proudly served in the US Army National Guard for 6 years. Dave spent 30 years of his career working for Coca-Cola. He finished his career with Superior Dairy and Fort Meigs Electric. Dave was a huge Detroit Tigers and Lions fan an avid golfer and bowler and reached his lifetime dreams of bowling a 300/perfect game and shooting a hole in one. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. Dave was a family man, loyal friend and had a passion for people. He loved meeting his friends at his favorite restaurant, Rudy’s Hot Dog. Dave recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his second family and friends in Fort Myers Florida, where he and Pat resided in the winter months.
He is survived by his wife Pat (Siders) of 59 years; his four daughters, Lori (Jim) Cooke, of Bolingbrook, IL, C.C. (Rick) Hogan of Rossford, Kelley (Steve) Vormelker of Orwell, OH, and Kathy (Mark) Kolanko of Perrysburg. Also surviving are His 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Kevin (Jane); sister, Rosemary (Bob) Kamenca; and sister-in-law Carole Jones.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jesse and Dennis; and his grandson, Chad.
Visitation will be held on Sunday July 8, 2018 from 2-7 pm. at Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10 am at All Saints Catholic Church 628 Lime City Road, Rossford, and visitation will be prior to mass at 9am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s name to All Saints Catholic Church or Akron Hope, a nonprofit founded in his grandson Chad’s honor at 390 N. Firestone Blvd. Akron, OH 44301 or akronhope.org
All Saints Catholic Church
628 Lime City Rd., Rossford OH 43460
390 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron OH 44301