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Dana Martin Fox

Nov 18, 1958 - May 13, 2017

Dana's Story

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Bangor - BANGOR- Dana Fox, 58, died quietly on Saturday 13 May, at EMMC, of heart failure. Born in Calais on November 18, 1958 to Lois (Martin) and Hubert Fox, Dana lived his life in a variety of locales in the Northeast, but most consistently in the Bangor area.
Dana graduated Calais High School, Class of 1977. He will be remembered by many as a man who truly loved supporting live music (especially The Blues), and with his wife attended music events in a variety of venues throughout the Northeast. As an avid amateur photographer, he knew how to get great backstage photos without ever having a backstage pass.
MPBN provided a soundtrack for Dana's daily life, both as a source for news (except when he was logged on to democracynow.org) and as entertainment from the many nationally and locally produced Blues Music radio shows. A gifted problem solver, Dana's deep understanding of internal combustion and diesel engines allowed him to be of assistance to thousands of truck drivers over the course of his working life. A true egalitarian, Dana actively worked to support economic justice for working people.
Dana's early exposure to boating on the St. Croix River led to a life-long love affair with boats and the water. Kayaking with his daughter was an activity he enjoyed. A long held but never realized dream for his final years was to purchase a sailboat and explore the world from its deck.
With his son, Dana was a long time member and supporter of Bangor's Black Ribbon Bicycle Crew, participating in bike polo events and assisting with local bike rallies and races.
A solitary man at heart, Dana none the less had a canny ability to reach out and touch the lives of those around him and he made many friends. His natural curiosity led him to connect easily with strangers and to live in the moment. His quick wit and love of word play kept people laughing.
Dana often commented that he was "a typical American- married with 2.5 children." Dana is survived by former wife Norma Fox (Hampden), son James Fox (Bangor), step children Charissa Dinsmore (Brewer) and Daniel Dinsmore (Calais), as well as his sisters Joan Meseroll (New Jersey), Anna Cece (Pennsylvania) and Sue Fox (California).
Relatives and friends are invited to pay tribute to Dana's life 1-4 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 10 West Rd., Brewer. Rain Date July 16, 1-4 p.m. For more information email DanasRemebrance@gmail.com. A private memorial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Maine Public Broadcasting Network at mainepublic.org.
Published on  May 25, 2017
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