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Senator Dave Cox Passes Away at Age 72

posted Jul 13, 2010, 7:40 PM by Gary Jones   [ updated Jul 26, 2010, 10:30 AM ]

(Copied from Senator Cox's website.)

The family of Senator Dave Cox issued the following statement regarding Senator Cox:


"Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday.


"A devoted family man, he always found time to serve his community and constituents. Dave took great pride in public service and making government work for the people it serves."


Surrounded by family and friends, Senator Cox passed away Tuesday afternoon after a thirteen year battle with prostate cancer.


Senator Cox is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maggie; daughters Cathleen, Margo, and Sarah; six grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Rudy.


A complete biography and photo are available on his website.


The Cox family requests that all cards and messages be sent to Senator Cox's Capitol office. Staff will deliver them to the family.


In lieu of flowers, the Cox family asks that donations be made to the Dave and Maggie Cox Scholarship Fund with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, located at 740 University, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95825.


Memorial services are pending.