Published in the September 23, 2016 edition
Bob was born in Lynn, on Jan. 24, 1953 to Joseph and Gertrude (Sybil) Cox. He was a lifelong resident of Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1971. After high school Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northeastern University, Class of 1976, where he served as president of the Student Federation.
After a career working in transportation and logistics, he retired as director of logistics at Future Electronics. Bob was very active in the town of Saugus, serving for many years as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, as chairman of the Saugus Board of Affordable Housing and as a member of the Town Meeting. In addition to his work with the town, Bob gave his time generously to charity — particularly to Greater Lynn Senior Services and The Mass. Commission for the Blind.
The most important part of Bob’s life was his family. Bob and his wife Karen raised their two girls, Megan and Erin, in Saugus. He loved taking them to DisneyWorld. Bob was also an avid reader and sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox.
Robert was the beloved husband of Karen (Doyle) Cox of Saugus. He was the loving father of Megan Cox, PhD and her husband Zak Kosan of Hopkinton and Erin Cox of Saugus. He was the son of Gertrude (Sybil) Cox and the late Joseph Cox. He was the brother of Donald Cox and his wife Carolyn of Maryland. He was the uncle of Theresa and Elizabeth. Also survived by his grand-dog Dobby. He will be greatly missed by them all.
Visiting Hours were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Friday, Sept. 16. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Margaret Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Saturday, Sept. 17. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Research Center, Mass. General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston MA 02114. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit gatelyfh.com.