The Obit For Bob Foliart

July 19, 1920-January 26, 2009

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2/15/2009

Resident of Walnut Creek, California. Bob, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from Langley High School, then the University of Pittsburgh, with degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Chi.

After working briefly at U.S. Steel, Bob played shortstop for the Yankees minor league, the Binghamton Triplets.

In 1942, Bob enlisted in the Air Force and married Eileen McVay. He spent the war years with the 81st in the Pacific Theater, leaving the Air Force in 1946 as a Captain. Bob worked for Dravo Corp, then the family went west and Bob worked for Hughes Aircraft until his retirement.

Bob and Eileen celebrated their 54th anniversary before Eileen's death in 1996. Bob continued as a star bowler, poet, and wonderful story teller.

Bob passed away peacefully in his home, with his daughters by his side. He was working Crypto puzzles until his last days.

Bob is survived by his four daughters, Mary Ellen Hardin JD, Donna Foliart MD, Roberta Foliart DDS, and Janet Thompson MBA and his 11 grandchildren.

He was buried next to Eileen in Chartiers Cemetery on 2/5/09, with James Donald McVay and niece Janine Collette in attendance.
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