William Michael “Mike” Fox, 46, of Orrstown, departed this life on the afternoon of Saturday, March 20, 2021, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
Mike was born on April 14, 1974, in Frederick, MD, the son of William W. and Lou Anne (Wynkoop) Fox, of Orrstown. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by his sister, Elizabeth L. Fox and her husband, Dan McGloin of Easthampton, MA; aunts, Teresa Wynkoop of Waynesboro, PA, and Betty Stevenson and husband Tom of Greencastle, PA; numerous other aunts; an uncle from Maryland; as well as many beloved friends.
Until the progression of his disease, Mike had been a produce manager at various Price Rite stores in PA and MD. However, his passion was music. At the age of nine, Mike had his first trumpet lesson and his love for music began and continued, non-stop, for his entire life.
A 1992 graduate of Gettysburg High School, he performed in the Marching and Ceremonial Brass Bands and in Orchestra. He studied music at Millersville University where he developed a love of Reggae music and formed the band Fink’s Constant. As a band member, Mike played guitar and performed vocals. Until a recent health complication, he had also played trumpet. Mike composed many of the lyrics and score for the band’s performances. His humor and witticism will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. There will be no public viewing, visitation, or funeral service at this time. However, a celebration of Mike’s life will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center c/o: the Heart and Vascular Hospital. Instructions for making a memorial contribution is as follows:
Type into search engine: Giving at Penn State Health
Click on: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Click on: Donate Today
-When you get to "I would like my gift to benefit", choose the last bullet, "A specific area or multiple areas."
-Under Department & Institutes, click on Heart & Vascular Institute.
-Info for Notifying Person of Gift: Mr. & Mrs. William W. Fox at 10119 Blue Jay Circle, Orrstown, PA 17244.
Or you can copy and paste this link: https://secure.ddar.psu.edu/s/1218/02-hershey/index-navfrm.aspx?sid=1218&gid=1&pgid=928&cid=3704&bledit=1&dids=47
Donations also may be mailed to: Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, P. O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.