Tonawanda News


March 21, 2014

Robert B. Foley, Sr.

CITY OF TONAWANDA — Robert B. Foley, Sr., age 73, of the City of Tonawanda, died on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, NY to the late Frank and Adela (Zobrist) Foley, he was the father of the late William Bell; and brother of the late Dolly (late Leroy) Book, Irene (late Herb) Carter, Charles, George and Frank (late Barb) Foley. Robert was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1959-1963. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Tonawanda, and the Knights of Columbus Council #413.  

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Judy (nee Coogan) Foley; six children, Lisa Read and Robert (Pamela) Foley, both of Amherst, NY, Mike (Rachel) Foley of the City of Tonawanda, Shannon Smyers of North Tonawanda, NY, Tom Bell of Warsaw, NY, and David Bell of Pembroke, NY; two sisters, Kathy (Vic) Podgorny and Linda (Bob) Brandon, both of Grand Island, NY; a brother, Pete (Pat) Foley of North Tonawanda; two sisters-in-law, Marie (late Charles) Foley of Tonawanda and Carm (late George) Foley of Arizona; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.), City of Tonawanda, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, March 24, at 10:30 AM.  Rev. Michael Uebler will officiate. Entombment will be in Ascension Chapel Mausoleum in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda, NY.

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