JOHN J. FOLEY

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FOLEY JOHN JOSEPH FOLEY "Jack" On Monday evening, May 7 2012, John Joseph "Jack" Foley, died at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Born on October 14, 1930 in Reading, Pennsylvania, Jack was the youngest son of the late James Vincent and Alice Catherine (Nangle) Foley. Jack attended St. Margaret's Catholic grade school and St. Peter High School in Reading, Pennsylvania. A Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, he served in the Korean conflict and was stationed in England, Korea, Pittsburgh, PA and at Catholic University as an ROTC instructor. He attended Cambridge University in England while stationed there and graduated from Benjamin Franklin University (now George Washington University) in Washington DC, with a bachelors degree in accounting in the early 1960's. Jack worked for Marriott Corp., Mid-Atlantic Appliances, and retired in June 1990 as the CFO of Merit Concrete in Laurel, MD; where he worked with his nephew, Terrence "Terry" Brennan. Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bernice (Forster), whom he married on February 4, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He is survived by three children, Ruth Foley Riley wife of James Michael Riley, Mt. Airy, MD, Kathleen Foley Schirling, Boynton Beach, FL, John Joseph Foley, Littlestown, PA; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Sarah Riley, Queens, NY; Jennifer Kerrie Schirling Siegel, wife of Bradley Ethan Siegel, Boca Raton, FL; Caitlin Eileen Foley and Nicholas Jay Foley, Silver Spring, MD; Christopher John Schirling, Boynton Beach, FL, Kevin McMaster Riley and Andrew Foley Riley, Mt. Airy, MD. He is also survived by his younger sister, Alice Marie Foley Konopelski, wife of John Konopelski, Reading, PA, and many cousins. Two older siblings, James Gerard Foley and Mary Louise Foley Brennan predeceased him. Jack and his wife moved to the Washington, DC area in 1958 with the Air Force and remained the area the remainder of his life. They raised their family in Silver Spring, MD and enjoyed spending time with family in Ocean City, MD and southern Florida. After retiring, they traveled extensively, often by cruise and moved to Rockville, MD, enjoying many events with their friends and family. Jack was a member of the Air Force Association and the College Park American Legion and enjoyed attending reunions with his fellow servicemen. He especially looked forward to Monday night cards, fishing with his grandsons and visiting with his cousins in Reading. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Libertytown, MD, with visitation immediately preceding the Mass and interment in the Parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kline Hospice House of Frederick County, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kline Hospice House of Frederick County, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.

Published in The Washington Post on May 11, 2012
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