John P. Foley(February 22, 1929 - November 25, 2012)

John P. Foley, 83, passed away from complications of cancer with his loving family at his side.

He was born February 22, 1929, in Tacoma, Washington, to Frank and Claire Foley. In sixth grade, they moved to Port Angeles, and he graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1947.

After graduation, he worked for Rayonier Mill then joined the Navy in 1951. After his service, he returned to Rayonier Mill as an industrial blacksmith and brick mason until retiring in 1991.

He was married to the love of his life, Shirley Smasal, for 63 years.

John and Shirley owned and operated Angeles Video from 1989-2005.

John loved building things with his hands, and family and friends enjoyed his great sense of humor.

John was found at all the sporting events that his children and grandchildren took part in.

It wasn't uncommon to see John walking his dog, Jeter, around town for the past 11 years, stopping to talk to everyone along the way.

John was also a lifelong member of Queen of Angels Church, an usher there and an Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) member.

John was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Bill Foley, sister Helen Johnston and grandson Zachary Davidson.

He is survived his wife, Shirley; sister Fran Young; daughter Michelle and husband Guy Madison; son Michael and wife Veronica Foley; son Patrick and wife Monica Foley; and daughter Jennifer and husband Fred Petty. He also will be greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service today, November 30, at 1 p.m. at Mount Angeles Memorial Park. On Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m., family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at Queen of Angels Parish Hall at 209 West 11th Street, Port Angeles.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at

Funeral Home

Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel
105 W 4th St PO Box 340 Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9701

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Nov. 30, 2012