Eileen Foley

Toledo, Ohio

Aug 7, 1934 – Sep 7, 2018 (Age 84)


(News story) Eileen Foley, an award-winning Blade editor who asserted the public's right to official records and meetings and a columnist who summoned reader praise and protest, died Friday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Township. She was 84.She had metastatic breast cancer, her nephew...

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Eileen was a fascinating woman in her own right. And now even more so that I've learned her story.
Been a pleasure having her as a customer. Meeting people like her in my daily routine as an electrician, make what I do that much more rewarding.
Dance With The Lobsters my friend

My love to Eileen's family. Eileen was a wonderful friend.Since she learned of my cancer dianosis she called regularly to encourage me. I will miss our conversations but I'm glad she is no longer suffering..

Sending sympathy and prayers to Eileen's family. She was a wonderful family historian (my mother was an Akeley/Lewiston relative) and a true leader in her field. May she rest in peace.

From Rachel Fortin

Thank you for sending me Eileen's obituary. She was such an amazing woman; the obituary captured that, I thought. Imagine: sky-diving on her 80th birthday! Wow! The night she spent with me, she started to wrap her right arm because it was so swollen. So I wrapped it for her. If that had been me, I would have been cursing, whining and complaining. Not Eileen; she did what had to be done and that was it. No wasted emotions...I envied her outlook in...

Friend, confidant, wise woman! Eileen lifted my spirits, shared her experience and insights, and made my life better for having her for a friend. What a beautiful person, full of energy and hope! I will miss her.

I worked with Eileen and found her inquisitive, smart and congenial. She's one of a generation of journalists who kept the standards the profession should maintain. My condolences to her family.

Eileen was my dearest friend of over forty years starting with our days in Pittsburgh. She was my most intelligent woman friend who always gave wise advice to me on many subjects. We dined at the Gerogian Room at the Cloister on Saint Simons Island, GA, several yeaars ago and had a most memorable time. I am happy that Eileen is no longer in pain but I will miss her with all my heart. Marilyn Stein (Giering) Underhill, Highlands, NC and Columbia, SC