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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Aaron Fox
September 23, 1922 - May 22, 2018
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
Service Date: Sunday August 12th, 2018
Service Time: 10:00 am
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
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September 23, 1922 – May 22, 2018
Aaron Fox was born in Los Angeles to Rose (Rosenstein) Fox and Joseph (Jake) Fox, Russian Jewish immigrants who came to America from the Kiev region of Ukraine in the early 20th century.
Aaron had an early love of music, and began taking violin lessons at age 13. He played a violin solo at his Marshall High School graduation at the Greek Theater. He taught himself trumpet so he could be in the school’s marching band, and later took up the harmonica.
He served as a private in the US Army during WWII and became a radiotelegraphy (morse code) operator. After the war he attended Los Angeles City College.
In 1952 Aaron’s father-in-law, Edward Brown, trained Aaron and his other son-in-law, Seymour Holtzman, to take over his business, Western Truck Exchange (established in 1922). Aaron worked there until the mid 1970s. He returned to work at Western Truck Exchange as fleet salesman in the mid 1980s, then under the leadership of Seymour’s eldest son, Dan Holtzman. Aaron worked there until his retirement at age 94 in late 2016, a tenure spanning 64 years.
Aaron enjoyed a long and healthy life. He truly enjoyed people, had a progressive view of the world, a great sense of humor, and loved playing tennis and paddle tennis until late in life. He was an avid sports enthusiast following both pro and college basketball, baseball, and football. He also loved his cats and his daily New York Times crossword puzzle.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Fox; his three children David (and his wife Annie, their two children Fayette and Ezra, and Ezra’s wife Sarah and their two children Caleb and Maya), Randee (and her spouse Paula Boggs), and Steven from his first wife, Irene; his daughter Shane Fox from his second wife, Eileen; and Betty’s son Tony Carrol, his wife Becky, and their two children, Hayden and Presley.
In lieu of flowers, Aaron’s family asks that donations be made to 40 Love Foundation (40lovela.org), a 501 (c)3 tax deductible non-profit whose mission and purpose is to develop and engage the passion of tennis in youth of all ages within the Los Angeles inner-city communities through programs that cultivate strong athletic talent, overall health, and community outreach.