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Abe "Foxy" Fox, 90, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2004. Abe was born Nov. 29, 1914, in New York, and resided in Las Vegas for 49 years. In January of 1955, Abe Fox located in Las Vegas from Los Angeles. April of that year, he opened Foxy's Deli on the corner of what is now the Strip and Sahara Road. Foxy's was the first restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip that allowed black people. Soon it became a thriving Las Vegas landmark visited by locals and tourists. Celebrities such as Shecky Green, The Mills Brothers, Liberace and Ann-Margaret were regulars at Foxy's. Abe sold Foxy's and retired from the restaurant business in December of 1975. In the early days, Abe realized that Vegas was a booming town. He accquired additional businesses: a grocery store, a used car lot, a telephone answering service, small apartments, bars, liquor stores and land. He also invested and developed property in Pahrump and Winneucca. Abe was well known for his generosity that extended well beyond his family. His generosity touched the lives of many of his friends, business associates and acquaintances.Abe was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellena Cleinman; and second wife, Evelyne Garfinkle. Abe is survived by his significant other, Katherine Gelber; daughter, Carol (Ron) Taylor of Pahrump; son, Jerry (Mary) Fox of Henderson; stepdaughter, Rosalie (Delous) Kinney; stepson, Don (Becky) Jacobs; grandsons, Stuart Fox, Greg Jacobs, Dan Jacobs, all of Las Vegas and Jeff Jacobs of Seattle; granddaughters, Francine (Ron) Jackson of Phoenix and Cheryl Kinney of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren, Jon Fox, Lita Fox, Julia Fox, Cole Jackson, Corey Jackson, Luke Jackson and Abby Jackson; stepgrandchildren, Ryan (Mindy) Pretner, Dana Pretner, Ronnie Taylor and Michele Fioravanti. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at King David Memorial Chapel & Cemetery, 2697 Eldorado Lane. Donations can be made to Congregation Ner Tamid or Youth Charities of Southern Nevada.

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