John J. Foley

January 15, 1939 - September 11, 2020

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John J. Foley, age 81, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at his home. He was born January 15, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Dan and Helen (Nettleton) Foley. He retired from Plymouth Locomotive in Plymouth, Ohio and formerly served as an US Marine veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Tash) Foley, whom he married in 1971; son, John (Amanda) Foley of N.C. 3 granddaughters, Emma, Addison & Ireland Foley; daughter, Sheena (John) Mosley of Shelby; granddaughter, Haley (Lance) Kempf and grandson, Hunter (Brie) Mosley; 3 great grandchildren, Trey Kempf, Damien and Monica Jones; twin brother, Gene (Sandy) Foley of Raleigh, NC.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dan & Helen Foley; 2 sisters, Catherine Riley and Jerri Schlotterer.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. There will be a private burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. The Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio has assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Elaine Root - Sep 18, 2020
I was so sad to hear of John's passing. My prayers are with you.
Chandos Gose - Sep 15, 2020
Sandi (Keene) Peterson - Sep 15, 2020
Sorry to hear of John’s passing ~ prayers for you & your family as you begin the journey of grieving his loss. I will always cherish the wonderful memories of living on Brooks Court. A neighborhood knit together by raising children, helping each other through the highs & lows of life & 17 neighbors/friends living together in one room for 3 days through the blizzard of 1978! And, having lots of fun through it ♥️
Katie Allman - Sep 15, 2020
John blessed my life by allowing me to care for him on many occasions. He and Shirley brought me many smiles along the way and I am so grateful. I will always hold a special place for this family in my life and I thank you Shirley for the privilege to be with you during this difficult time as you cared for your husband. You showed him great love by honoring him through his illness. May Jesus grant you and your family peace.
Sherry Fidler - Sep 15, 2020
Was very saddened to hear of John's passing. May he rest in peace.
George and Jan Scortia - Sep 14, 2020
Shirley, We were so sorry to hear that John passed. We were the best of friends in Willard and continued the friendship from afar. I guess I am now the lone survivor of our great trip to Florida to seek our fame and fortune back in the late 50's. We always joked about that big adventure when we got together. George
Mary and Roger Harmon - Sep 13, 2020
So sorry Shirley, that John has passed, tho it hurts know that he was well thought of and he had a wonderful life and is in the place he needs to be right now.
Mary (Prendergast) Ware - Sep 13, 2020
I am saddened to hear of John’s passing. I have very fond memories of John growing up. My Dad, Tom and his family were from the same neighborhood in Brooklyn. When Johns sister Jerri married my mom’s brother Bill , the family’s spent many good times together. In the early 50’s jobs brought both families to OHIO . ONE MEMORY I CAN SHARE , is that twice a year dad, John and Gene would take a weekend and wash all the windows at the PRECIOUS BLOOD MONASTERY AS A GIFT TO THE SISTERS. May he rest in Pease. My prayers for the entire Foley Family.🙏🏻😪❤️ Mary T Ware (Prendergast)
Skip White - Sep 13, 2020
Shirley, so sorry to hear that John passed. Will be praying for you and your family in this difficult time. We hadn’t seen each other in quite a while but we’re good friends for a long time. Sorry for your loss.
Jeanne Mosley White - Sep 12, 2020
so sorry to hear about your family's loss. I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed. Hugs an prayers for your family.
Charles & Joanne Nickles - Sep 12, 2020
Shirley and family I am so sorry. Have lost so many this year. Has really been a sad year and one I won't forget for a long time. Pray God blesses all of you with strength to get through the coming days.
Paul Jones - Sep 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
BARB JONES - Sep 12, 2020
Shirley, sending Hugs, Prayers, and Sympathy. bj and family.
BARB JONES - Sep 12, 2020
Shirley, sending Hugs, Prayers and Sympathy. So sorry to read of your hubby' passing. May GOD bless you. bj and family.
Barbara Greer - Sep 12, 2020
Shirley I am so sorry for your loss.
Mike and Linda Veletean - Sep 12, 2020
Shirley Mike and I were so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Please know you have our deepest sympathy and you’re in our prayers