Julius Foris Jr.
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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.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 18, 2005.
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October 17, 2006
Today is the one year anniversary of the passing of our friend Julius. He will forever be remembered for his kindness,his art, and love for people. I miss you Julius.
Scarlett Shaffer
May 18, 2006
I was friends with Julius for many years. We me around 1990 and stayed in touch through our shared passion of photography. We also shared many a fine lunch or dinner together, at which he often would not let me pay! Julius and I had a photo show together at the Grandview library. He was so humble about his long time talent that I probably still don't all that he had published. I know in his last years he was trying to get them all his work organized. I hope that his brother and friends are keeping them now. I didn't know of Julius' passing until March 17th, 6 months after. I would have been at his memorial if I had known but I am glad he had so many of his friends and buddies with him. He was very much like family to me and I will never forget his true kindness and wonderful smile. Our shared sense of humor kept us laughing too. Julius....I am sorry you are gone and I miss you! Thanks so much for being my friend.
Julie Owens
January 20, 2006
I have just learned today that my dear Julius has passed. He was a regular customer of mine at Salvis Bistro. He was a pleasure to serve. He had been coming in for 5 to 7 years. He was always taking pictures. Such a kind man. I'll miss seeing him walk through those doors ready for his potatoe soup and pastasalvi. I hope to see him again someday!
Renee Scott
October 21, 2005
When I started handgun shooting at age 37, Julius helped to guide me into USPSA/IPSC and Bowling Pin competition, and became a good friend. We had many shared outings, and many shared meals! I've created a photo tribute page, showing some of my photos of Julius over the past 14 years at: http://home.columbus.rr.com/jmaass/
Jeff Maass
October 20, 2005
I met Julius while working at New Albany shooting Range where he came on a regular basis. I really enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed very much.
John Richardson
October 20, 2005
I greatly admired and respected Julius as a friend and co worker. His skill with a camera was legendary and his manners and kindess were extended to all. He was such a fine person and friend.
Patricia Miller
October 19, 2005
Julius was a good man, a true friend and a perfect gentleman. The world will be deminished by his passing.

Ed Kitchen
Edward Kitchen
October 18, 2005
Julius hired me in 1972, and I worked for and with him for many years. He was a great boss and good friend, and always offered words of wisdom that extended well beyond the working world. I think of him often, and remember his photographic advice every time I carry my camera around. He will be missed.
Howard Johnson
October 18, 2005
For Julius, a day out with friends was not complete without a meal!
October 18, 2005
Julius Foris was a much welcomed fixture at many Central Ohio shooting ranges and competitions.
October 18, 2005
I worked with Julius years ago in Air Pollution. He was always a courtly, gentle man, and I've thought about him often during the years of his retirement. He will be missed by many.
Johanna Hodanbosi
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