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Hugh Warren Cox

Long-time Marin resident Hugh Warren Cox has died peacefully at 97 years of age on Sept. 22, 2023, in Santa Rosa, Calif., just three weeks after moving into assisted senior living at Oakmont Village.

Hugh earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford and a PhD of Philosophy in Education at the University of California at Berkeley. Until his retirement in 1996, he designed and conducted workshops in Japan and many East Coast and California school sites and residencies, including developmental models in the Fairfax School District and the California Schools for the Blind.

Born in Stockton, Calif., in 1926, Hugh was the youngest in his family, with “big sisters” Janet and Beverly, alongside parents Hugh Henry and Grace Smalley Cox.

Lifelong boyhood friends from Stockton High School formed a club — The Marching and Chowder Society — which has now disbanded as Hugh was the last living member. The friends met annually in the spring at various sites in Northern California, accompanied by their spouses.

After serving as a Marine seaman “defending the coast,” Hugh and Gail (deceased) were married after meeting at Stanford. The couple had two sons and two labs, living in Corte Madera for many years.

A resident of Tiburon for the past 28 years, Hugh leaves his wife, Madeleine Booth Behle, along with sons Jeffrey and Brian, and grandchildren Michael and Kaitlin.

Hugh will rest in the Cox family vault in Manteca.



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