To the Foley family,
My condolences to all. Doc gave me some advice one night as a young businessman that stuck in my mind for many years. I was looking up Red, and immediately recognized Doc. How a guy gets better looking with age, well, I must presume he had some secrets from his training that weren't passed out to just anyone.
Doc, you raised quite a family. There was a lot of fun to be had at that house. The Corvette was was my second favorite part. Mike turned me on to this new group 'Chicago' who I eventually met and hung out with on numerous occasions. A teenage wish come true,as they kind of got a kick out me...so they let me in their club for 8 years or so. So the good memories were plentiful with all things you had your hand on, Doc.
We had a blast growing up in WDM and always enjoyed your good natured humor immensely.
I'll save the best stories for when we meet up, again. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.
My best wishes to your wonderful family.
Dr. Foley was a blessing to me and my family. His concern, care, and medical skills kept us well through the years.
Dr. Foley you weren't just a doctor you truly cared about your patients and you set the bar high to which all other doctors are measured by. You will be missed.
Hi everyone.This is Dan Menard.Dr Foley will be missed.He was my Doctor for years,and a family friend.Doc was affiliated with hockey.He had 3 sons that were active in hockey.Doc was our team doctor,although I think he spent more time mending our opponents.(lol)
Thank GOD for hockey,otherwise I may never have met Robert,Justine,and the sisters and brothers."Great family" and lots of good memories to cherish.
Dad we all love & miss you so much you & mom got me there & allowed me to make sure my kids got there your patience & understanding will always be a part of us you & mom are amazing how you let one pf your sons be a goalie says everything, always with us, Michael Susan Bryan Danny Julie & Sebastian
Dr Foley delivered me! I often tell people this in comparison to who delivered them. Must be at eastside thing! My momma adored him and his kindness.
Dr Foley delivered my first born son in 1967. He worked at Hilltop Clinic and then delivered my daughter 4 years later. What a kind and wonderful doctor he was to my family. Much prayers go out to his family and friends.
Memories for me from long ago, yet clearly a life well lived. A memorable family! All the best wishes in honoring the life of a contributor, son, husband, father and grandfather.
Michael Donahue/Denver, CO
Dear Justine, and family, We send our sympathy to all of you. I have thought about you over the years as I babysat for Dr. Foley when I was a student nurse. He was always patient and kind to me as I took care of his then young and busy family. May God Bless his Memories, Wayne and Mary (Laubach) Skartvedt
I have not seen Doc or his family for years since I moved away from town, but the thoughts of our times playing hockey and having him as our Doctor always bring a laugh and memories of some great times. The prayers of the entire Williams family are with you in these difficult times. You all were an important part of our lives growing up and I thank you.
Our condolences to Justine 'June', Robert, Michelle, Michael, Deborah, David, and Elizabeth, and all of Dr. Foley's family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers that God will whisper peace into your broken hearts and comfort you in your time of grief. We are grateful for Dr. Foley's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service during and after the Korean Conflict. To our "Brother of the Phin" ... " Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country and to your community." -- Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
Robert was a childhood friend of my Dad's, Donald Townsley of Cranston, Iowa. He talks often and fondly of Robert and his family. My Dad sends his deepest sympathies to Robert's family.
Doc delivered my two children in the 60's when he was just getting started in his life's work. Bob was great to have known and will be missed. Joyce Williams
Dr. Foley was my Dr. as a child and delivered my 2 children. He was a very kind man who treated his patient with kindness. To the family my deepest condolenses.
Brent and I have many years of memories of you and your humor and our fantastic family times together! You will always be in our hearts with love and laughter! You will never be forgotten! Thanks for being such a wonderful family Dr. and a very special friend!
I'm so sorry to hear of Doc's passing. I haven't seen him for many years but I'll always remember how his face would light up when all the kids were around and later, when grandson Bobby was in the house. What a kind and gentle man. Rest in peace Bob.
So sorry for your loss, my Mom and Dad, Ivan & Judy Prediger send their love and prayers to Justine and the Foley family. We havent seen you for years but you were a huge part of our lives when we were in Des Moines
I usually only saw him when one of us was ill, but always appreciated the encounters. Very professional and caring. Lost track of him after Hilltop Clinic and Penn Ave. I am very sorry for your loss.
Alice, Des Moines, IA.
I knew Doc Foley from way back in the day when the clinic he was in was on the corner of E.29th and Hubbell. I had been seeing another Doctor there but when it came time for my 2nd child to be born, he was not available. So Doctor Foley showed up. From that point on, he was MY Doctor. I loved his bedside manner, his graciousness and his patience for a woman who was in lots of pain. He delivered the next 2 children. The more I came to know him, the more I respected him. Rest in peace Doc. Watch over the rest of us. You will be missed.
What a wonderful and caring Dr. 38 years ago today, he delivered our daughter and was there for guidance and support thru all of those new worries and concerns we had as new young parents.
Ivie and Chuck Love
Dr. Foley was my Doctor for years beginning at Hilltop. He also delivered both our boys. Really great guy.
Justine & Family: Doc was the greatest and good friend.We missed him as our doctor. Thanks for the memories.
It was such a pleasure and an honor to spend time with Doc. His legacy is one of strength, success from hard work, and, most of all, love and generosity to everyone he encountered. He will be missed by all.
What amazing parents Doc and Justine were to all of us neighborhood kids too!! Oh the lessons we learned! :) So many great memories! I have no doubt that there is a Leech Lake in heaven ... where you can find Doc forever more. You were an amazing man and father to all of us Doc! We all share in your sadness and have our hearts and prayers with you all ~
You gave us some sage advice over the years. Thank you for being a part of our bigger Zagnoli McEvoy Foley family. I will hug Beth for you. Love from all the daughters without dads.
To Justine and Family,
On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Robert's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Robert will always be remembered as a “Brother of the Phin” and a great Patriot.
Robert Joseph Foley
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain
Some of my fondest childhood memories are related to Doc and Justine. The care and generosity they showed all of us was amazing. I will never forget the trips to Leech Lake. Thanks Doc!
Dad, you showed the way and lead by example with kindness strength and humor. Always humor :-) I hope you know this made all the difference. Your love of nature and animals lives strong in me I miss you and love you, Bethie
Dad,you were the best dad, I love our life together. I love you. Debbie
Dad, you were the best dad, I love every minute of our life together. I love you, Debbie
The photos indicate a great life of a great man!! My deepest condolences .Gayle Yoder Stielow
I think your heaven is a very large body of water with a big boat. We all miss you so much but we know you are still looking out for us. You are the best Dad anyone could every wish for, I love you, Shelley
He was my Dr for a short period when I lived in DSM. Dave was my coworker and he suggested I go see him because I couldn't find a Dr that cared about me. I didn't regret it. Thanks Dave and thanks Dr Foley. You made it a pleasant experience. You will be missed.
Such a wonderful man who loved family more than anything. He and Justine have always been so good and so giving to all us kids and grandkids. We will miss him so much. He is definitely someone who made this world a better place. Love to the Foley family.
Rest In peace, Dad. I love you.