This page has been created to honor the memory and celebrate the life of the late Robert Foyle.
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What I remember most about Grandpa was his generosity and love for his family. Both him and Grandma spoiled us grandkids to pieces, and it always felt genuine. I remember him taking me to see my favorite football team (Eagles) play his (Redskins) and not minding one bit when I cheered for them. It feels like such a simple thing, but you could tell he just enjoyed spending time with us. He truly seemed to appreciate all he had.
Grandpa Foyle passed before I joined the family (in 2006), but I’d like to share his obituary below. Thinking of my mother in law, Leslie, and all of Robert’s children this memorial day!
Foyle, Col. Robert A. USMC, Ret., (Age 81) Passed away peacefully at home in Reston, VA on Oct. 4 surrounded by his family. He had courageously fought melanoma for 20 months. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Following graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he served 32 years of distinguished service in the Marine Corps. He was a decorated officer and a veteran of the WWII, China, Korean, and Vietnam wars. Following his discharge from active service, he worked for Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Bethesda, MD for 20 years. Survivors include his beloved wife, Helen Snedeker, daughters Stephanie F. (Stephen) Simmerman, Deborah F. (Kenneth) Rummage, Leslie F. (Gordon) Kuhfuss, son Robert S. (Rebecca), and grandchildren Stephen, Katherine, Matthew, Patrick, Amanda, Jonathan, Timothy, Elizabeth, Edward, Helen, and Lauren (deceased). A Requiem Mass celebrating his life will be held at St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church in Reston on Nov. 14 at 7:00 PM. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 15 at 9:00 AM with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for melanoma research may be sent to the Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 681 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022-4209.
Grandpa Foyle was a disciplined man with a passion for those Redskins! (My, I wonder what he would say about this “Washington Football Team” situation…) I remember moments from his retirement celebration and his laugh. Mostly I think back on visits to his home and the toys and games along with the cuckoo clock and, of course, the Nordic Trac! It’s interesting what the brain retains and what it doesn’t. May he continue to rest in peace and his legacy through his family and friends continue to demonstrate its ripple effects for generations to come. <3