FORIS Julius Foris, Jr., age 78, passed away on Monday, October 17th, 2005 at Kobacker House. Born to Dr. Julius and Ida Foris on April 11, 1927 in Guyla, Hungary. He graduated from the English Institute in Heidelberg, Germany and came to the United States in 1951. Julius learned the trade of commercial photography and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952, where he served in the Military Intelligence Service in Austria and later in the Ready Reserves. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and became certified as a Registered Professional Engineer. Julius retired after a rewarding career with the Ohio EPA in 1990. Photography was his main interest and he shared his interests on the history, development and artistic use of the Leica Camera with the Leica Historical Society, exhibiting his work widely; including at OSU, the Art Institute in Zanesville and was represented in a number of public and private collections including one at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. Julius was published in the British International Annual, Photography Yearbook, Leica Photography and Leica Fotographie. Julius also made artistic contributions to the Upper Arlington Historical Society. Enjoying great lunches with devoted friends and target shooting occupied many happy hours. Julius also served proudly as an usher at his beloved St. Agatha Catholic Church among treasured friends. He is survived by his brother, Anthony Foris and cousin, Aniko Szoke in Denmark. Friends may call Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 4-7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 20th, 2005 at St. Agatha Catholic Church, 1860 Northam Road, Columbus, Ohio. Fr. David Young, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 18, 2005.