Harry H. ‘Sonny’ Cox

Sept. 28, 1939 - Aug. 7, 2018


Harry H. “Sonny” Cox, 78, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry E. and Elizabeth (Servello) Cox. On June 28, 1962, he married Patricia R. Fudalski at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona.

Surviving are his wife, Patty; three daughters: Diana M. Waksmunski and husband, Richard, of Hastings, Cheryl L. Walter and husband, Kevin, of Altoona and Melissa M. Mosher and husband, Glenn II, of Juniata; six grandchildren: Justin S. Cox (Amber Bryant), Jude A. Eckenrode, John A. Mosher-Johnson, Dalton L. Waksmunski, Alec R. Mosher and Shane A. Mosher; six great-grandchildren: Aurora, Eric, Jocelyn, Matt, Cassie and Shane; five siblings: Della Anslinger of Altoona, Kenny Cox of Aberdeen, Md., Jack Cox of Altoona, Dan Cox of Ashville and Debbie Smith of Hollidaysburg; and numerous extended family.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Donald and Raymond Cox; and a sister, Betty Filer.

Sonny retired in 2001 as a painter for Longstreth Brothers Painting after more than 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona.

He was an avid fan of Altoona Area High School football and a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sonny enjoyed fishing and trips to the beach, especially the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil service for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, the Rev. Frank Scornaienchi celebrant. Committal rites will be held afterward at the church. Interment will be made at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Amer­ican Diabetes Association, 2 Chatham Center, Suite 1520, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.