James ‘Jim’ Crawford Foy, had illustrious career

July 11, 2019

James "Jim" Crawford Foy, 70, of Lewes passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his home surrounded by his wife Mary and family.  He was born Aug. 16, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late John and Alice Lenore (Crawford) Foy. Jim grew up in Ludington, Mich., where he attended Saint Simon Elementary School and Ludington High School. He was an outstanding member of the basketball and football teams.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, followed by a master's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He had a long and illustrious career, including time with the Boy Scouts of America in Brooklyn, N.Y.; the Chamber of Commerce of Daytona Beach, Fla.; CPC International in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Heublein International in Farmington, Conn.; General Mills/Izod in New York, N.Y.; Foy, Schneid, and Daniel in New York; and finally, Redden, Foy, and Associates in Ridgefield, Conn., from which he retired as a managing partner. 

Mr. Foy was an avid fan of MSU football and basketball. He was a skilled golfer, having had a passion for the sport since childhood.  Mr. Foy was also an international traveler, never tiring of visiting new locales and immersing himself in new cultures.  He was a "foodie," enjoying new restaurants and cuisines, and he was a voracious reader.

Above all, Mr. Foy cherished time spent with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, brother, uncle and friend who was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Foy is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Mary W. Foy of Lewes;  his brother, Robert Foy of South Haven, Mich.; his brothers-in-law: John Wall of White Plains, N.Y., and George Wall of Fairfield, Conn.; his sister-in-law, Peggy McKenna of Williamsburg, Va.; his nephews: Michael Foy, Robert Foy and John McKenna; and his nieces: Michelle (Missy) Sucaet, Kelly Nutter, Kathy Schweitzer, Marcie Adonnino, Tracy Hogan, Debbie Malich, Kelly McKenna McRaven, Kristen Wall Lloyd, Kerry Wall and Colleen Wall.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 10:15 a.m. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mr. Foy's memory to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Please visit Mr. Foy's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at




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