Christopher W. ‘Dauber’ Cox

Sept. 2, 1976 – Aug. 12, 2022


Christopher W. “Dauber” Cox, 45, of Gallitzin, died Friday at his parents’ home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, the son of Richard and Joann (Johnson) Cox. He was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents; aunts, Val and Karen; and Uncle Joe Basile.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jennifer Lynch, whom he married Sept. 25, 2004, at St. Demetrius Church, Gallitzin; daughters, Avery and Serenity; his parents; a sister, Rebecca Cox; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as countless friends and colleagues.

He was a 1994 graduate of Penn Cambria High School, a 1998 graduate of Mt. Aloysius with a BA in Criminology, a 1998 graduate of Conemaugh Hospital Paramedic Program and a 2014 graduate of IUP with a Master of Safety Science. He worked many years as a paramedic and was a proud Penn State University employee as a safety specialist.

Chris was a Life Member of the Gallitzin Fire Co., having held every line officer position and was presently serving as fire chief and treasurer and an Honorary Life Member of Blue Knob Vol. Fire Co. He was past president of both Central District Vol. Firemen’s Assoc. and Cambria County Regional Firefighters Assoc. He was a member of the Gallitzin Moose, life member of Gallitzin Italian Mutual Society and a board member of Cambria Alliance Ambulance.

Chris was known for his larger than life personality and was always able to make people laugh. He was an animal lover, and leaves behind his two dogs, Blue and Sofie. He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and was an avid fan of Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, as well as Penn State Football.

There was a firefighters service Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at 7 p.m., and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 15, 2022, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, with the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal will be at St. Mary Cemetery.

The family suggests donations in Chris’s memory be made to the Gallitzin Fire Co., PO Box 41, Gallitzin, PA 6641 or Cambria County Regional Firefighters Assoc., PO Box 244, St. Michael, PA 15951