Foley, John Leonard, a 46 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on November 6, 2006. Born in Detroit, MI, John was 81 when he died. John had served in the Navy during World War II. John was a member of the MIchigan AmVets. He worked for 20 years at Garrett Aircraft, a predecessor to Honeywell. He was interested in all sports, and was a fan of the Dodgers. He enjoyed cross word puzzles and collected Snoopy memorabilia. He is survived by his Son, Roger (Diane) Foley of Forest Grove, OR; Daughter, Mary Ellen (Robert) Frost of Harrison, MI; Sister, Sylvia Kish of MI; four Grandchildren and twelve Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Evelyn Foley, Father, Thomas Foley, and Mother, Verna Foley, and two granddaughters, Kathleen and Karen Burdick. A gathering of family & friends will be held on Friday November 10, 2006 from 5-6pm at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The Service will be held on Saturday November 11, 2006 at 10am also at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, followed by Burial at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Care.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this with me Ray Dean…grandpa appears to have been a wonderfully happy and loving man, father and grandfather…Life passes but these precious memories live on…my thoughts and prayers are with all of you… Your friend in San Diego… Karen L. Gebhart “-)

  2. I got to meet him for the first time this summer when my dad, Ray, and I took a motorcycle trip to his house in Cali. He seemed like an amazing man; I wish I could have met him a lot sooner.

  3. I only wish that I could have met him. I’ve heard stories of how great he was, and I am jealous of those who got the chance to know him.

  4. Dearest Grandpa, Know that you are in my heart forever. I respect you. I love you. I miss you. I hope that your journey to Grandma was peaceful knowing that once you were together you would be embraced with love and warmth. All my Love, Christine

  5. What a beautiful video and celebration of Mr. Foley’s life! You can see the joy he had of his family and, of course, his dogs. My sincerest sympathy to all of your family.

  6. What a beautiful rememberence of your Father/Grandfather. He seems like he was a great man and had a great love for his family. You all have wonderful memories of him to have in your heart always. The only hope we have is that we will be honored the same way some day. Always remember John in your hearts and he’ll be with you always, until you all meet again……Gail

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