Robert William Fox, a man of many trades and long-life resident of Arizona, died unexpectedly on April 8, 2020 at the age of 48 in the Banner Ironwood Hospital of San Tan Valley, AZ.
Robert was born in New York to Ken and Susan Podneck on October 3, 1971. Susan later divorced and married Charles Fox Jr who then became Robert’s legal adoptive father. Robert grew up in Mesa, AZ attending Ida Redbird Elementary, Powell Junior High, graduated from Dobson High School and studied a few courses at Mesa Community College. Robert had worked as a Foreman for Fiesta Plumbing where he achieved becoming a licensed journeyman. He then became everyone’s handy man until recently, he had been working at Accurate Machine Welding under his last known trade as a welder/machinist.
He was an adventurous and outdoors type of guy, who loved snowboarding, water skiing, anything with wheels or had to do with speed, especially his 79 Harley Davidson. He was always listening to some Flotsam and Jetsam or Metallica and building or rebuilding anything he could get his hands on. Robert was creative and inventive; one man’s junk surely was his treasure.
Robert leaves his loving memories to be cherished by grandparents, William VonBlomberg, Al and Mildred Podneck; his brother, Kenneth Fox; his sister and brother-in-law, Tara and Michael Lewis; his beloved niece and nephew, Madison and Austin Lewis; his aunts, Patricia Berger and Gail and her husband Steven Hencken; cousins, Jennifer Berger and Ayden, Christopher Berger; his extended family, Mary Dana; Frank Wyatt; Traci Alexander, Caden, and Ali; his earth angels, Chris and Stacy Walters; his little buddy, dog Flotsam; along with many other family and friends.
There is no memorial service planned at this time. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Robert at a later date.
We will always carry your memory in our hearts, your favorite music in our head and will forever miss your laughter and smile
Combined lyrics from 2 of his favorites bands, Flotsam and Jetsam ; Metallica tell the ending story of one great man.
“Time To Go” 2016
“Where I May Roam” 1991
It’s time to go
Anywhere I roam
Unlock the chains around your feet
Where I lay my head is home
It’s time to fly
Carved upon my stone
Unlock the chains and spread your wings
My body lie but I still roam