Charles F. Foley63, Vietnam veteran, mechanical engineer

By on August 17, 2011

Charles F. Foley

Charles "Chuck" F. Foley, 63, of Lititz, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 while on vacation in New England at the family home.

He never did "catch that fish," but caught the hearts of many with his quick wit and humor. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Tipp and Mary Foley.

Chuck proudly served his country in Vietnam in the Pleiku area with the I Cav. 4th Division from 1969-70 as a radio operator. After graduating from Temple University, he worked as a mechanical engineer for 36 years and was a member of the local 19th Sheet Metal Workers Union for 44 years. He worked on the Dome Palace Complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station, Unit I and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

Chuck’s hobbies included cars, crossword puzzles, photography, chess, birds, music, boats and dogs.

Chuck will be lovingly missed by his wife: Nancy; children: Crystal, Jennifer, Joshua, Celeste and Chip and their spouses; four grandchildren; a sister: Kathi, wife of Rich Fortmann; and their son: Joshua and his wife.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at Grace Church of Lititz where Chuck and Nancy are members. Internment will be held at Indiantown Gap on Aug. 22, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster or Asera Care Hospice, 315 Primrose Lane Mountville PA, 17554.

Arrangements are being made by Fairlawn Mortuary, Fairhaven, Mass.

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