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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Joshua McNeel Foldy

November 24, 1971December 26, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the Foldy and Allard families announce that Joshua McNeel “Josh” Foldy, 48, of Greensboro, North Carolina, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019 after an acute illness.

Josh was born and raised in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky where he received his secondary diploma at Covington Latin High School. He earned his BFA in Drama from Northern Kentucky University and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he met his wife, Janet Allard.

Josh’s acting career spanned the last 30 years in playhouses and theaters across the country. His New York acting credits include Urban Stages, Providence Playhouse, and Drilling Company; his regional theater credits included the Guthrie, Yale Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, Players Theatre Columbus, and The Playwrights Center; and his local work included many Triad Stage productions.

He was passionate not only about acting, but also about mentoring and fostering the acting talent of others. He was a much-loved professor in the School of Drama at UNC School of the Arts, where he worked since 2015, as well as at the previous institutions of UNC Greensboro, Wake Forest University, and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Josh and Janet were married in 2005 and their daughter Tallulah was born in 2012. His radiant spirit brought endless joy and laughter to his family. With his guitar playing, in-the-shower singing, playful and creative spirit, and compassionate heart, he created a joyous home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore E. Foldy and is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Allard; the light of his life, daughter Tallulah Foldy (age 7); his mother, Susan Lee Goodwin of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; his sister, Kathleen Foldy of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Diane Allard of Las Vegas, Nevada; his father-in-law Ed Allard of Honolulu, Hawaii; his brother- and sister-in-law Jeff and Nancy Allard and his nieces Jules and Jordan Allard of Sunnyvale, California; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins; and a community of friends spanning the country.

Remembrance Service and Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 5th, at 3:00 pm at Triad Stage theater, 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401, with a reception to follow. Another service will be held in the coming weeks in Josh’s hometown of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home North Elm Chapel of Greensboro is serving the family.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the GoFundMe ‘Education Fund for Tallulah’ at https://www.gofundme.com/f/v4m53-education-fund-for-tallulah or to the Triad Stage theater at triadstage.org/support.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Remembrance Service and Celebration of Life Sunday, January 5, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A Reception will be held immediately following the service.

Memories

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Ron Peluso

January 12, 2020

Janet,

So sorry to hear of this. Josh was such a sweet young guy when he did Christmas Schooner for us at History Theatre. God bless you all.

Ron Peluso and Sue Scott

Every time we walk pass the Ed Sullivan Theater I think of running into you guys as you were in line for Letterman. - Take care.

Emily Hickey

January 6, 2020

Josh was a wonderful wonderful person. An artist and an exceptionally kind thoughtful intelligent caring, sincere and intentional human being. I am grateful that I got to know Josh during Janet's time at Tisch. My husband Sean was in Janet's class and they were and are close friends and collaborators. Sean and I found kindred spirits in Janet and Josh and just loved and related to their partnership and what they were both trying to put out into the world as artists and as people. We are heartbroken. Janet, Tallulah, and to Josh's family - we send you so much love. And mostly we are sending love to Josh. Very much love from your brokenhearted friends, Emily & Sean.

Regan Forman

January 2, 2020

Josh was the first person I met in college. I thank god for that. He was a true-blue friend. Always loyal and always kind. This news is devastating to all who were lucky enough to know him. May his memory be a blessing.

James Appel

January 1, 2020

Deepest condolences to the Foldy family from Josh’s Covington Latin School brothers. He was a kind soul and will be truly missed.

Sona Isharani

December 31, 2019

Josh was a very kind soul and an engaged father. We will miss having him in our school community. Prayers and peace for Tallulah and Janet.
Love, Sona/Steven/and Sophie

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Biography

It is with great sadness that the Foldy and Allard families announce that Joshua McNeel “Josh” Foldy, 48, of Greensboro, North Carolina, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019 after an acute illness.

Josh was born and raised in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky where he received his secondary diploma at Covington Latin High School. He earned his BFA in Drama from Northern Kentucky University and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he met his wife, Janet Allard.

Josh’s acting career spanned the last 30 years in playhouses and theaters across the country.
His New York acting credits include Urban Stages, Providence Playhouse, and Drilling Company; his regional theater credits included the Guthrie, Yale Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, Players Theatre Columbus, and The Playwrights Center; and his local work included many Triad Stage productions.

He was passionate not only about acting, but also about mentoring and fostering the acting talent of others. He was a much-loved professor in the School of Drama at UNC School of the Arts, where he worked since 2015, as well as at the previous institutions of UNC Greensboro, Wake Forest University, and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Josh and Janet were married in 2005 and their daughter Tallulah was born in 2012. His radiant spirit brought endless joy and laughter to his family. With his guitar playing, in-the-shower singing, playful and creative spirit, and compassionate heart, he created a joyous home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore E. Foldy and is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Allard; the light of his life, daughter Tallulah Foldy (age 7); his mother, Susan Lee Goodwin of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; his sister, Kathleen Foldy of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Diane Allard of Las Vegas, Nevada; his father-in-law Ed Allard of Honolulu, Hawaii; his brother- and sister-in-law Jeff and Nancy Allard and his nieces Jules and Jordan Allard of Sunnyvale, California; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins; and a community of friends spanning the country.

Remembrance Service and Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 5th, at 3:00 pm at Triad Stage theater, 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401, with a reception to follow. Another service will be held in the coming weeks in Josh’s hometown of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home North Elm Chapel of Greensboro is serving the family.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the GoFundMe ‘Education Fund for Tallulah’ at https://www.gofundme.com/f/v4m53-education-fund-for-tallulah or to the Triad Stage theater at triadstage.org/support.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com