James (“Jim”) W. Cox Jr., age 53, passed away on December 12, 2020 after a courageous three-year long private battle with pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by his father, James Cox Sr. and his mother, Julia Rose (Stefanowicz) Cox. Jim was a lifelong resident of Cos Cob, CT.
Jim had many fond memories growing up of summers spent with his parents and brothers Bruce and Brad at their family vacation home on Franklin Pierce Lake in Hillsboro, NH. He also looked back fondly upon early outings on Long Island Sound with his father and brothers in his father’s boat “My Three Sons”.
Jim was a gifted athlete and talented ice hockey player. He was a member of the 1985 and 1986 Greenwich High School FCIAC championship hockey team and enjoyed playing recreational hockey throughout his life. He was an avid sportsmen and conservationist. He once rescued a full-grown Osprey he saw struggling and entangled in fishing line. The rescue resulted in a write-up in the Greenwich Time accompanied by a picture of Jim holding the freed bird with its wings outstretched. His skills as a hunter and fisherman were honed over a lifetime of enjoyment of the outdoors. He would spend countless hours in the woods over the course of a season for the opportunity to see a trophy buck. He was a highly skilled bow hunter.
Summers would find Jim enjoying the waters of Long Island Sound, fishing with his brother Brad and friends. He knew the local waters of Long Island Sound like the back of his hand. Once or twice a summer, Jim would pilot his beloved 31’ Bertram, “Last Minute” from Cos Cob to the offshore waters of Montauk Point for some deep sea big-game fishing.
Jim was also a successful businessman, owning and operating his business James Cox Sanitation, Inc. for 32 plus years, of which he was very proud.
Above all, Jim was a positive, friendly, caring and goodhearted person. He, along with his brother Brad, was a loving caregiver to his Mother for the past 12 years until she passed earlier in 2020.
Jim is survived by his brothers, Bruce (Christy) of Marietta GA, Brad (Lori) of Greenwich CT, a nephew, niece and many cousins. Jim had numerous friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no services held at this time but donations to Jim’s memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or the American Cancer Society would be most appreciated.
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