John Robert Foskey

23 November, 195826 July, 2020
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John Robert Foskey passed from this life on to his eternal home on July 26, 2020 in Frisco, TX. He was born to Fred and Patricia Foskey on November 23, 1958 in East Cleveland, Ohio. John was the middle child of the four Foskey brothers. Growing up in East Cleveland he was always playing sports (baseball, basketball and football), family and friends were amazed at his incredible talent and work ethic which was exhibited in the numerous championship games even the Pony League World Series.

Nicknamed “Fosk”, his family and friends will always remember him as the guy who would drop everything he was doing to go help out someone at the blink of an eye. He was completely selfless. John will be remembered as the funny guy who loved golf, to hang out and drink beer with all of his many friends. John had nicknames for everyone he knew, could go and have a conversation with anyone he wanted to and witty enough to dish out any and all comebacks to anyone talking trash.

John received his Bachelor of Arts at Hiram College in Ohio. He was a regional sales manager in the plastics / chemical industry for over 10 years. He was fantastic at negotiation and closing deals. He travelled all over the United States for years meeting clients, VP’s, and CEO’s to close large contracts in the plastics industry.

When asked where his favorite place to be was, John would respond by reciting his daily routine of barhopping – starting at Twin Peaks then moving towards the Plantation Golf Clubhouse before settling in at home for the evening almost every day. He would end the day with a glass of wine in his long sleeve shirt, pajama pants, and wool socks on the recliner at night.

John had many interests including Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Football, Billiards and Ping Pong. He was a jack of all trades – could instantly become talented and competitive at anything he picked up. His son, John recounts watching his Father knock out 3 point shot after 3 point shot during pickup basketball games at the gym, hitting home runs on demand in his softball league games, and getting to golf with him are memories he’ll never forget.

John enjoyed action movies with Steven Seagal, Jason Bourne movies, Country music, watching Texas Hold’em Poker and Chicago PD on TV.

John married the love of his life, Anita for over 25 years. She blessed him with two sons, Johnny Foskey and Tyler Foskey.

He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Foskey, and his wife, Anita Foskey. His memory with live on through his sons, John Foskey and Tyler Foskey; his brothers, Anthony Foskey, Greg Foskey, Richard Foskey, and Fred Foskey; his nephews, Nick Foskey, Joshua Foskey, Michael Foskey, and Freddy Foskey; his niece, Alex Foskey; and all his close friends at The Plantation Men’s Golf Association.

John was loved while he was with us here in life and will be continued to be loved by his family and friends through time and all eternity. He will be dearly missed.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 29 August , 2020


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Tom Hannaford

September 27, 2020

I just learned of Fosk’s passing and am heart broken. We were best friends in high school and college years, and early marriage. I had recently moved to Texas and John and I had resumed our friendship. He was so happy with his life that was so accurately detailed in the obituary. He shared how proud he was of John and Tyler. He shared how heart broken he was of Anita’s passing. He also ended every one of our new conversations with positive notes on Texas and how much he loved everything about it. I was so looking forward to him being my member guest partner as he is the greatest athlete I have ever known. My most sincere condolences to John and Tyler. Know forever how proud your Dad was of you and how much he loved you. RIP dear friend.

Kathleen Przybylski

August 29, 2020

John, Hank and I are just devastated by your passing! When you and I spoke in late June I was so happy that we talked, and that we agreed retirement was awesome! My dearest Fosk, we will love you forever!

Jennifer Russell

August 29, 2020

I can’t believe he’s gone. He was the life of the party, and always knew exactly what to say to make me smile.

Eric and Doreen Weber

August 29, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We always enjoyed when John would join us for Thanksgiving. His stores and sharp wit were always fun to hear. We were amazed at his knack with adding and remembering numbers. You will be truly missed. Rest In Peace.

Garry Mosher

August 28, 2020

JOHN, You are missed by everyone including me.
You always made me laugh and I always enjoyed golfing with you.
"GOD" now has another "Golfer Angel".

Don LeNoir

August 19, 2020

So sorry to hear about John death it was a complete shock to me . I didn’t know he had been ill since I had not seen him before the virus started . I know how much he loved his sons so my condolences to them at this hard time in your life . I can still remember John playing golf w me and others at Plantation and enjoying the 19th hole there . John was a friend and always fun to be around . He will be missed by all that knew him . Don

James Baum

August 18, 2020

I was a longtime friend of your dad's and help him out with all the painting projects and everything he had in his house especially when the kids moved out of the house and everything I love John he taught me a lot just a Midwest boy like him I really connected and I'm just so sorry please let me know if there's anything that I can do

Jed Cantlay

July 31, 2020

RIP John! Always entertaining, never a dull moment and you were a great friend to me-you will be missed-Jed


July 30, 2020

Hello Friends, I must say my piece on John. He was older than us AKA ( The Wells Gang) but that didn't matter. When John walked on the ball diamond it was time to learn the game. Me/Fred/Big Sal/Hongo/Boze/Reils/Yatsko/Milan and others became better players for sure. I was bat boy for Paul Serra when John played High School ball. Those were the best years ever for Euclid baseball by far. They would have smoked the 82 team " No Doubt About it". John was the best infielder that I had ever seen. Im talking Omar- lol, but when John came to the plate to hit, I still remember laughing with the whole team because the other coaches would back the outfield up like he was Jim Thome. John could crush it for sure. John's back at the plate again for JC- Trust Me!

Fred Foskey

July 30, 2020

Although I haven't seen you since 98, nothing and I mean nothing has ever stopped me from loving you, my brother as well as all my neices & nephews, I can't imagine what you're going through, if you ever need anything give me a call/text.
To my other brother's we need to come together and begin to forgive. I love you all no matter what, memories are not disposable and the good outweighs it all. I hope to come and pay my respect and to grieve with all of you.


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