RONALD G. FOLEY SR., MAJOR, USMC (RET.)

 

Ronald G. Foley Sr., Major, USMC (Ret.)

Born January 20, 1930 in Staten Island, NY.  Died February 1, 2015.

A 50-year resident of Haddonfield and Collingswood Ron passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

 

 

 

Ron made an indelible impact on all who knew and adored him. He taught his family to always be responsible, loving, honorable, work hard, and do the right thing.  He was generous in spirit and was most proud of his family and their many accomplishments. Ron’s quick wit and lightheartedness lit up every room.  He did not take life too seriously and kept his family and medical team laughing to the very end.

 

He was an exceptional athlete.  Golf was a favorite pastime. He shared his love of the sport with his sons and sons-in-law.  The annual golf outing at the Federal Reserve Bank was started by Ron in 1977 and remained the high point of his golf season.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren, all of whom have many fond memories of him. Favorites include fishing, attending their sporting events, and sharing his coin collections. He never spoke an unkind word. In his prime the man had real swag!

After proudly serving his country for twenty years in the United States Marine Corps, Ron enjoyed a second career as Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank.

He is survived by his devoted spouse, Anne (nee Bonk), and children Therese Foley, Patricia Richter (Michael), Kathleen Mack (Glen), Debi Franke (Jim), Karl Foley, Kurt Foley, Gary Foley, Michael Foley, Laura Russell, Ronald G. Foley Jr. and John P. Foley (Carolyn) as well as 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 sister-in-laws, as well as nieces and nephews in many states from Hawaii to New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances (nee Richardson) and daughter Kelly Sheets.

Relatives and Friends are invited to the Visitation Thursday Evening February 5, after 7PM  at the HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME 81 Haddon Ave. Haddonfield, NJ

Ron’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday Morning February 6th, 11 AM at Christ the King Church 200 Windsor Ave. Haddonfield, NJ. Interment of His Ashes will be Monday February 9th at 11AM Ocean View Cemetery, Amboy Rd. Oakwood Hgts,  Staten Island, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s name to Wounded Warriors or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton NJ 08053


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