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Kendall (Ken) Francis Foley

AGE: 74 • West Grove, PA

Dr. Kendall (Ken) Francis Foley , age 74, of West Grove, PA, passed away suddenly on Jan. 27, 2016. Born in North Attleborough, MA, he was the son of the late Norman Foley and the late Lillian Laporte Foley.

Ken loved sailing and was working through an ambitious "bucket list" with acheivements that included sky diving, hot air ballooning, zip lining, para sailing, riding a Segway, jet skiing and much more. He enjoyed judging the annual science fair for Chester County schools, he once ran for political office and also served on the homeowners association board at Ovations at Elk View, including a term as President. Ken completed his undergratuate studies at Brown University in 1963 and furthered his education with a PhD in Chemistry from Penn State University. He was a valued 30 year employee of Hercules, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. Ken enjoyed international travel; visiting over 80 countries as Director of International Sales for the company's Resins Division. He was instrumental in developing trade with China and other Far East countries for Hercules. Ken love life. He was a traveler, a romantic, a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, a great friend and very proud of his grand-children's accomplishments in sports, music and academics ~ he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ken was the beloved husband of Ann (Wurst) Foley; father of Gittan Foley Grover (Alan); brother of Sue Foley Bishop; step-father of Ann Marie Hess (Ron), Chuck Wurst (Lisa); grandfather of Tyler and Paige Grover. Also survived by his step-grandchildren: Jessica Cyr, Madison and Robbie Wurst, Allison and James Hess. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lyn Ostlund Foley.

A Celebration of Ken's Life will be arranged at a later date. Interment will be private. Memorial donations: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. www.the

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 31, 2016
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