On Sunday February 12, 2018, Abington Township lost a great man, Jon D. Fox. Jon was born on April 22,1947 in Abington Pa. and graduated from Cheltenham High School. Jon is well known throughout Abington Township and Montgomery County, for his many years of service.
After high school, Jon received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, and later his law degree from Delaware School of Law (Widener University School of Law). Jon became a technical sergeant in United States Air Force from 1969-1975 and then began to practice law as an attorney of Pennsylvania Department of General Services. Jon became Assistant District Attorney of Montgomery County in 1976 and served until 1984. Fox became commissioner of Abington Township from 1980-1984 and also from 1982- 1984, Jon worked as director of the Abington Township Public Affairs Department.
In 1984, Jon D. Fox ran and was elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and served 3 more consecutive terms. In 1992, Jon became Commissioner of Montgomery County and in 1995, was elected into the United States Congress.
Jon fought a hard battle after undergoing three brain surgeries. His last surgery was in the beginning of January, 2018. “My heart is broken, my husband and I were the luckiest people to have been able to take care of him until he passed, last night” says his dear friend, Susan Boris. “This is a big loss for Montgomery County and to Abington Township. He was such a great man!”
More details of the services and arrangements will be provided at a later date.