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Howard Kelly Fox

April 30, 1948 — February 15, 2023

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Howard Kelly Fox, 74, passed from this life on February 15, 2023 at home in Frederick, MD. Prior to July of 2022, he lived in Baltimore, MD for over 20 years.

Kelly was the son of the late Mary Francis Kelly-Fox and the late Howard Lawrence Fox, both born in Tionesta, PA. He was also the half-brother of the late Richard "Dick" Fox of Erie, PA. He was predeceased by his very dear friend Kathleen “Kathy” Tozer of McLean, VA. He is survived by his siblings, Mary Fox-Haughey and Cheryl Jackson, his nieces, Megan and Claire Haughey, nephews Mark and David Jackson, his stepsons, Michael McClintock III, William D. McClintock, Christopher J. McClintock, and five grandchildren, Michael, Jameson, Lula, Juniper, and Graydon McClintock.

Kelly was born on April 30th, 1948 in Meadville, PA. He graduated from high school in 1966 from Bellefonte High School. Afterwards Kelly spent time at Gannon College before joining the U.S. Navy where he served honorably from 1968 to 1972 as an electrician's mate aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS James Madison. After his naval service, Kelly made a career in selling and delivering software solutions, specifically for the energy industry, working for General Physics, GP Solutions, Indus, and MATE PCS. He was highly successful in his career, traveling the world and developing long-lasting relationships.

Always up for an adventure, Kelly loved travel, the arts, and cuisine. He particularly enjoyed his time living and working in London and Prague. He regularly enjoyed sporting events, musical performances, and stage productions. And he was always excited to explore a new dining experience, whether a formal dinner in a Swiss castle or a soup & sandwich lunch at an authentic greasy spoon diner. He deeply enjoyed cooking and was known for his exceptional baked squash and his perfect apple sauce.

To Kelly, nothing mattered more than family. He never passed up an opportunity to spend time with family and was always ready to speak at length about his pride and love for each of them. Generous and festive, he treated every interaction with friends and family as a true occasion. He even owned a set of bells so that he could always quite literally “be there with bells on,” as the saying goes. Kelly’s bright spirit and devotion to his loved ones continues to inspire us and will never be forgotten. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Kelly's name to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts or Blind Industries & Services of Maryland.

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