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Father of Jennifer Foos Pyle ’91 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 21, 2016

John Michael
J. Michael Foos, 77, completed his earthly journey on Sunday, November 13, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He is now “singing in the heavenly choir” above. Mike was born on December 1, 1938, in Fremont, OH to Alvin A. and Margaret I. (Gross) Foos. He was affectionately known as “Feet” by his siblings growing up.
Mike graduated from Fremont St. Joseph Catholic High School, attended Baldwin-Wallace University and graduated from Tiffin University with a business degree. In May of 2004, he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at St. Joseph High School.
Mike worked for 38 years for Owens Corning Fiberglas as a payroll tax supervisor. Mike was a longtime football official for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, and the last surviving member of his original football crew. He was also a Maumee Little League Manager, Coach, and volunteer umpire, as well as a coach for the Maumee girls’ softball league.
Mike was a charter member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Knights of Columbus Council #14155.
Mike was a longstanding active member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns as a Eucharistic minister, member of the church funeral choir and the weekly cleaning crew. He enjoyed volunteering at AARP as a tax preparer and with St. Vincent DePaul, delivering to the needy. He enjoyed the game of golf and working at the Jamie Farr Golf Classic each year. Mike loved playing cards with his grandchildren, Go Fish and Uno!
Surviving are his wife, Suzanne of 49 years, 11 months and 13 days; children, Michael Foos (Heather Wade), Stephanie Foos, Jennifer (Eric) Pyle, Jonathan (Amelia) Foos; grandchildren, Brayden, Ashton, Brody, Peyton, Taryn, Dylan, Ella and Nate; sisters, Sister Elizabeth “Betty” Foos, RSM of Fremont, OH, Jean Marie “Teansie” (Wayne) Tuckerman of Traverse City, MI. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his 2 brothers, Robert “Knobby” and Thomas “Red” Foos.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, with an hour of visitation beginning at 9:00. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Josina Lott Residential Services or St. Paul’s Community Center.
The family would like to thank the Kingston Perrysburg Rehab 2nd floor staff, the dining room staff, especially the team member that made Mike the homemade Thousand Island salad dressing, his favorite. The family would also like to thank the entire ICU staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, especially the nurses Ashley, Malissa, Kevin, Justin, Zach, and Sue’s sister friend Diane Wollam. A special sincere gratitude to his doctors who advised, told the truth and gave hugs: Dr. Farooq Afridi, Dr. Bassam Sarrouj, Dr. Eric Pizza, Dr. Gregor Emmert, Dr. Rajesh Gupta, Dr. Camille Karaffa, Dr. Brian Savage and Dr. Rex Mowat. Sue would also like to acknowledge the mysterious woman who gave her a hug Thursday afternoon, and to Arrowhead Dialysis for their kindness and willingness to assist in any way they could.
Please view Mike’s video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at
As published in The Bladelogo

Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 21, 2016

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