Bob graduated from Central Michigan University in 1949 with a Bachelor’s in Medical Technology, and then Michigan State University in 1955 with a Master’s Degree and 1960 he finished his Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He dedicated his career to medicine, working 1950-1952 as a Medical Technician at Hurley Hospital, Flint; 1953 -1955 at E.W. Sparrow Hospital, and 1955-1960 was Chief Technician, and 1961-1985 was the Clinical Chemist and Technical Director of Labs. He also taught Clinical Chemistry part time at MSU from 1965-1978. He retired in 1985 from E.W. Sparrow Hospital after 35 years of service.
Bob had a lifetime of devotion to Scouting; where he advanced from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout with three Palms. He continued in all levels of leadership from Assistant Patrol Leader, to Scout Master, and also spent two years at camp, first as a unit leader, then as a lifeguard.
Bob was a member of Holt Christian Church. He was the president of the Holt School Board for eight years; and also announced for the Holt varsity girls basketball team. Bob was also an avid stamp collector.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jayne Foy; their children: Kathryn (Chris) Stover, Robert Foy, Jr., Virginia (Tom) Holden, Theresa (Daniel) Valdes, Michele Foy, David (Deborah) Foy, Mary (Eric) Williams, Barbara Harlow, and Thomas (Lee) Foy; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Russell (Janet) Foy; and a sister-in-law, Joan Bement. He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepfather Tom Dewey, and a brother James Foy.
There will be a memorial service held 12:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Holt Christian Church, 2424 Washington Rd, Lansing, MI 48842. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Bob. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.