EAST PALESTINE - Roy J. "Pete" Foley, 84 of West Martin Street, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Salem Community Hospital, following a four month illness.
Pete was born February 26, 1928 in East Palestine, a son of the late Thomas L. and Nola E. Arthur Foley, and was a life resident of the community. He had been employed with the maintenance department at NRM, Columbiana, for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1970. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 31 and was known at the "clock doctor."
He is survived by his wife, the former Philomena Steiner, whom he married May 28, 1949; two sons, Thomas (Eileen) Foley, East Palestine, and Roy W. "Petie" Foley, Negley; and two daughters, Debbie (Bill) Lewis, Petersburg, and Karen (Dave) Davis, Jefferson. Pete also leaves a sister, Geraldine H. Pieri, East Palestine; seven grandchildren, Melissa and Thomas C. Foley, Brian and Kevin (Jen) Patrone, Jason Long, and Dustin and Justin Foley; twenty-one great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
A brother, Paul Foley, and a granddaughter, Valerie Lamonias, preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, with Rev. Daniel Cipar officiating. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford. Military rites will be conducted by the combined units of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4579. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday.