|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2009|
Friday, April 24, 2009
Earl B. Foley, 90, of Waynesburg, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
He was born February 21, 1919, in Mt. Braddock, a son of Harry and Sadie Bertram Foley.
Mr. Foley was a 1936 graduate of East Bethlehem High School.
He was a World War II veteran, having served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment. Based at Camp Hale, Colo., the regiment was trained to operate for extended periods over primitive terrain and specialized in deep snow and mountain climbing in order to perform under the most adverse and difficult weather conditions.
For his dutiful service in the North Apennines and Po Valley, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Eame Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal.
After being honorably discharged, he spent 29 years as a Lock Operator for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and retired in 1982.
Mr. Foley enjoyed golf and fishing, and as a hobby, he collected old phonographs.
He was a member of Clarksville Christian Church, Clarksville Area Lions Club, Odd Fellows of Clarksville, F&AM Lodge 237 of Beallsville and Bethlehem Center Senior Citizens of Vestaburg.
On July 3, 1941, he married Bertha Turner, who survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Ben Foley; a sister, Violet Butler; and a stepsister, Vera Kunkle.
Bertha T. Turner Foley (1919 - 2009)
Greene County Memorial Park
Created by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Record added: May 18, 2013
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