Aaron Thomas Fox, 49, loving father, husband, brother, son, and friend, passed away on January 26, 2023.
Aaron was born on May 15, 1973, as the son of Linda and Neil Fox, and younger brother of Melanie Bruketta and Brenda Henderson. He grew up in Mission Viejo, California, surrounded by great friends and beach life. In 1985, the family moved to Northern Nevada, and he attended schools in Incline Village and Carson City, graduating from Carson High School in 1991. Aaron graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Gaming Management.
Aaron spent most of his career in casinos or slot manufacturing and worked his way up to the General Manager of the Gold Dust West before he passed. He loved the casino life and interacting with all of the employees and customers. Gold Dust West was truly a “house full of friends”.
Aaron met Kindra Cerfoglio in 1993. They met playing pool in a bar, and they began dating soon after. Seven years later they got engaged and were married June 23, 2001. Soon after, Aaron and Kindra had their first daughter, Sydney, in 2002. Sydney loves everything outdoors and artistic and is pursuing a career in outdoor education. Aaron and Sydney loved to hike, camp, and explore together. They went on many adventures and always found something new to try. Sydney was always inspired by his courageous and bold spirit.
In June of 2005, the family grew from three to four. Aaron and Kindra’s second daughter, Sadie, was born. Sadie is a dedicated dreamer with a bright path ahead of her. Aaron loved to imagine Sadie’s future and what incredible things she will accomplish. He was proud of everything Sadie did, from softball to academics to her vibrant social life. She takes after his unique sense of humor and ability to inspire joy anywhere.
The Fox Family, or “Team Fox”, could always be found traveling and laughing together. Some of our favorite memories together were trips to beaches, Disneyland, National Parks, wine tasting in Calistoga, and of course, softball tournaments.
Aaron loved and adored all his family, especially his parents, in-laws, sisters, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He always told stories of his childhood, growing up so cared for by his parents, Neil and Linda. He spoke often of traveling with his parents and sister, spending time outdoors with them and visiting state and national parks. His love for the outdoors was fostered by those experiences with his family and passed down to his children.
Aaron’s nieces and nephews all regarded him as the “fun uncle”. He was proud of their accomplishments and boasted their achievements to anyone who would listen. He loved to watch them experience life the way it was meant to be lived.
Aaron was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Papa Hankie, Grandma Kaye, Bertha and David Fox. He is survived by many people that loved him unconditionally; his wife of 7888 days, Kindra; and daughters, Sydney and Sadie. He is also survived by his parents, Neil and Linda; sisters, Melanie Bruketta (David) and Brenda Henderson (Tony); in-laws, Larry and Sherry Cerfoglio, brother in-law Kyle Cerfoglio (Amber); nephews, Sam Bruketta (Morgan) and Alec Cerfoglio; nieces, Linda Abby Chapman, Audrey Cerfoglio, Bella Bruketta, Ally Harder (Eric), and Anni Bruketta. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was an incredible person who spread laughter and love everywhere he went. Aaron was loved by all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held on February 21, 2023 at 11:00am at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV 89503. Reception to follow.
Given that Aaron loved being outdoors, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association: https://tahoerimtrail.org/tribute-donation/