John Francis Foley
FUNERAL HOME
Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel
4661 Kenny Rd
Columbus, OH
Foley, John Francis
The Angels came down from heaven on April 11, 2021 to collect for repose the soul of John Francis Foley, age 21. John was one of them, and the Lord could no longer bear Heaven without him. John is the beloved son of Michael and Mary Beth Foley and the adored baby brother of Emma and Patrick Foley. He was a graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School. Among John's many accomplishments, he was a National Latin Scholar, Altar Server of the Year, Eagle Scout and National Honor Society Member. John was a junior studying Medical Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and was on the Dean's list every semester. In addition to being an excellent student, he was very active in the community and volunteered with the Saint Vincent De Paul Society, Breakthrough Cincinnati and the Parker Woods Montessori Public School. At UC, John was blessed to have met a group of amazing roommates and friends who John loved very much. They will gather on Wednesday, April 14 for a Vigil at 8pm for John in Burnet Woods Park at the University of Cincinnati. John's family cannot thank them enough for being John's family at UC. John was a generous, caring and loving friend. He was lit with grace from within that shown in his ready smile. John loved the Bearcats, but cheered for Notre Dame football second and loved going to games with his sister. Along with his brother and sister, he is survived by his grandmother, Jeanne Foley; devoted aunts, uncles, treasured cousins and many lifelong friends from St. Timothy Parish. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Jack and Mary Patricia Thomas, paternal grandfather Donald E. Foley, and two cousins also called home too soon, Michael Paluga and Allison Herschel. Friends may call Thursday from 3-7pm at EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11am at St. Timothy Church, 1088 Thomas Lane. Private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, tribute may be made to the John Francis Foley scholarship fund at St. Charles Preparatory School. Visit www.egan-ryan.com to offer condolences.
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
14
Vigil
8:00p.m.
Burnet Woods Park at the University of Cincinnati
, OH
Apr
15
Calling hours
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Egan-Ryan Funeral Home
4661 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH
Apr
16
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. Timothy Church
1088 Thomas Lane, OH
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We didn't know John, but we want to send our condolences to the family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Lisa Vanover
April 18, 2021
Prayers rising for and with your family. What an unfathomable loss you are suffering - what an inspiring faith you are exemplifying. Eternal rest, perfect peace ...
Sue (Hartwig) and Rich Sferra Family
Susie Sferra
April 16, 2021
John and Danuta Cuppoletti
April 15, 2021
My deepest sympathies to you and your family Michael. May your son Rest In Peace.
george nakley
Friend
April 15, 2021
Basia Pawlica
April 15, 2021
John was a great roommate and an even better friend. His presence always lit up the room and his energy was unmatched. I will miss him deeply.
Anshul
Friend
April 15, 2021
Jackie DeGenova
April 15, 2021
Stan and Sherri Loscko
April 15, 2021
Erin Anglim
April 14, 2021
Dear Foley Family,
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences. The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family. We meet twice monthly in Columbus from 7-9 PM on the second Tuesday and 2-4 PM on the fourth Sunday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229. If and when you are ready to do so, please join us. We need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.
MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE CALL OR VISIT THE WEBSITES

~~~
The Compassionate Friends
Columbus, Ohio Chapter
(614) 882-8986
www.tcfcolumbus.org
www.compassionatefriends.org








The Compassionate Friends
April 14, 2021
Sincerley, Jeff Wolfe
April 14, 2021
We did not know John, but from what we heard about him from mutual friends, he was a rare one. Full of light, love, and kindness. Love and peace to the family and friends of John.
Meghan & Christian
Classmate
April 14, 2021
I sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of God, friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 16,17
DT
April 14, 2021
My deepest condolences for the loss of your dear son.
Bill Webb
Friend
April 14, 2021
My Condolences .... From Ted ZMUDA , (a friend of John Thomas )
Ted Zmuda
Friend
April 14, 2021
Kelly & Jamie Kane
April 13, 2021
Ava, Leah and Quinn
April 13, 2021
Deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to the Foley Family from the Saint Charles Class of 1978.
SC Class of 1978
April 13, 2021
My Condolences to JOHN’S family - From Ted ZMUDA ( a friend of John Thomas )
Ted Zmuda
Friend
April 13, 2021
My Condolences to JOHN’S family - From Ted ZMUDA ( a friend of John Thomas )
Ted Zmuda
Friend
April 13, 2021
John was an incredibly kind person and one of the funniest people I knew. He never failed to make others laugh and brighten up the room. His smile and laugh will be forever remembered.
Aneesh Kathula
Friend
April 13, 2021
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