Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church died on Monday February 22, 2010 at his home in Wheaton, IL following a brief battle with lung cancer. He was 91. Russ has been a member of the Guild since 1999 and has attended many Guild conferences and meetings over the years.
According to the family, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of this year and his last activities as a verger were in September before he went into treatment.
A memorial service celebrating his life is planned for Saturday March 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 N. West Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Interment will be in Trinity's columbarium. Contributions in his memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church with the notation "Russ Fox Memorial Fund."
May he rest in peace from his labors.