We are heartbroken to announce that nine-year IBEW 1245 member Denise Cox has sadly lost her life to COVID pneumonia.
Sister Cox worked at PG&E’s Fresno call center, and was known for her big heart, her Alabama accent, her love of Garth Brooks, and her affinity for white cheddar popcorn.
“Denise was a giver; there wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t do for people,” said her younger sister, Kathy Manzo, who also works at PG&E in the test department. “She was just a genuinely nice person who liked everyone. She was my best friend.”
Sister Cox was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 26 with COVID-19. Due to a previous medical condition, the virus quickly became life-threatening, and she was on a ventilator for more than two weeks before she tragically succumbed to the virus.
Sister Cox is survived by her two grown daughters, Jessica and Danielle, and two grandchildren, Ashlie and CJ, as well as her sister Kathy and Kathy’s two sons, Jr and Alex. She was extremely close with her family, and will be sorely missed by them.
Cox’s younger daughter, Danielle, lives at Sister Cox’s home, and the family has sent up a GoFundMe to assist with expenses and allow Danielle to stay in the family home. Donations can be made via the link below. Additionally, PG&E employees can also contribute to the Vacation Sale that has been set up through the company.