Life Story for Aline Rhoda Fox (Slusky)
Aline Fox passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018. A long-time resident of Burlingame, California, Aline moved to Carlsbad, California about nine years ago with her loving husband, Richard (Dick) Fox.
Aline was born in Philadelphia to Ruth and Louis Slusky, grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and was the older sister of her beloved brother Richard (and sister-in-law Evy). While on College break she visited family in San Francisco where she met the love of her life Dick and permanently moved to the West Coast. They married and settled in Burlingame where she helped Dick with his business, Brentwood Village Pharmacy in South San Francisco for 30 years, by doing the bookkeeping and merchandise ordering, while at the same time raising three children, Michael, Judy, and Steve.
Aline was caring and generous to her family and friends. She was passionate about her cooking and her famous “chocolate mint brownies” are still talked about by her children’s friends to this day. Aline loved to entertain and hosted many dinner parties and social activities. She and Dick were early members of Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame and the Temple truly became their “second home” for both their connection to Judaism and developing life-long friends and community. Aline was active in the Temple Sisterhood and took great pride in developing the “Sholom Chef” cookbook as a fundraiser. Aline also loved to travel with Dick and they took many wonderful vacations together (often with many of their friends) all over the world. Despite her busy schedule, Aline was an avid reader and always found time to participate in book clubs to discuss the books she read.
Aline also loved her two daughters-in-laws (Joan and Stacy) and son-in-law (Hal) and each of them had a strong bond with her. Aline was devoted to her grandchildren Adam (Carly), Jared, Lindsey, Rachel, Lindsey, and Rebecca and they all feel fortunate to have gotten to know her loving spirit and sense of humor. Although her memory diminished in the last few years as Alzheimer’s disease progressed, she never lost her smile and warm personality.
Aline will be buried in San Diego in a private service. A Celebration of Life is being held in San Diego on March 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Solel and another Celebration of Life is being planned for March 25th in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Contributions in Aline Fox’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite Jewish or other charity.