Bob Cox, a longtime USAWA lifter from Cleveland, passed away last May. Bob was very involved with All-Round Weightlifting in Ohio and participated in several All-Round Meets throughout the years. He will be missed by everyone. Dennis Mitchell sent me his obituary, which I would like to share here.
Robert P. Cox, age 84, passed away May 8, 2009. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Peterman), loving father of John (Sherry), Joyce Acord (Dennis Riggleman), and the late Dale, dear grandfather of Heather Cox (deceased), James Cox, Jessica Acord, Shayna Cox, Steven Acord, great-grandfather of four, dear brother of Marilyn, Doris, the late Barbara and Marjorie. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 14502 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 44107. Inurnment Thursday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. A memorial Service will be held at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home.
Bob Cox currently holds 63 USAWA Records – with most of them set when he was over the age of 70!
Here are a couple of videos of Bob Cox from the 2000 IAWA World Championships – which was held in Mansfield, Massachusetts: