Paul J. Foley Jr. (77 years old) was an army veteran and businessman. In his later years, he was the starter and ranger at the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course on the Chicago lakefront. He also served as a Board Member for the Edgewater Development Corporation in the Chicago neighborhood in which he lived with his wife of 50 years. In my dad’s passing, so many people from the golf course have come forward and told us stories about him and how much they adored and respected him and touched their lives. It has brought us such great comfort because he loved working at the golf course and would often text us (his 4 children and wife) gorgeous sunrise pictures he had taken from the course. He was a dedicated and loyal husband of 50 years, father (3 daughters and 1 son), and grandfather (9 grandkids) who devoted his life to his family. He greeted everyone with a smile, could talk to anyone, and loved to tease, always looking to kid and joke around. He was a risk-taker, willing to ride the highest roller coaster or brave the wildest rapids. In fact, only a few months before he got sick, he did indoor skydiving with his grandsons in Chicago. His also loved his urban garden. He planted his pansies only days before he started showing symptoms of COVID. He is missed so greatly by us.
– Jill Foley Alexander, Illinois