John Francis Foley

March 23, 2000 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 21)


The Angels came down from heaven on April 11, 2021 to collect for repose the soul of John Francis Foley, age 21.  John was one of them, and the Lord could no longer bear Heaven without him. John is the beloved son of Michael and Mary Beth Foley and the adored baby brother of Emma and Patrick Foley. He was a graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School. Among John’s many accomplishments, he was a National Latin Scholar, Altar Server of the Year, Eagle Scout and National Honor Society Member.  John was a junior studying Medical Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and was on the Dean’s list every semester. In addition to being an excellent student, he was very active in the community and volunteered with the Saint Vincent De Paul Society, Breakthrough Cincinnati and the Parker Woods Montessori Public School.  At UC, John was blessed to have met a group of amazing roommates and friends who John loved very much.  They will gather on Wednesday, April 14 for a Vigil at 8pm for John in Burnet Woods Park at the University of Cincinnati.  John’s family cannot thank them enough for being John’s family at UC.  John was a generous, caring and loving friend.  He was lit with grace from within that shown in his ready smile. John loved the Bearcats, but cheered for Notre Dame football second and loved going to games with his sister.  Along with his brother and sister, he is survived by his grandmother, Jeanne Foley; devoted aunts, uncles, treasured cousins and many lifelong friends from St. Timothy Parish.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Mary Patricia Thomas; paternal grandfather, Donald E. Foley; and two cousins also called home too soon, Michael Paluga and Allison Herschel.  Friends may call Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 1088 Thomas Lane.  Private burial at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, tribute may be made to the John Francis Foley scholarship fund at St. Charles Preparatory School through the following web link  St Charles Preparatory School  or by mail to Saint Charles Preparatory School, 2010 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43209.

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April 15, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Egan-Ryan Funeral Home
4661 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Mass of Christian Burial
April 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Timothy Catholic Church (Columbus)

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