Charles Martin Foyle Jr

June 22, 1920November 22, 2012

Charles M. Foyle Jr., 92 of Phoenix, AZ passed away November 22, 2012. Born in Braddock, PA. The son of Charles and Hazel (Ross) Foyle. After graduating Penn State University; he then entered the Forestry service before joining the military during WWII. He served as a Battery Commander for the 461st AAA during 5 campaigns in Europe, Berlin Airlift and later stood up the 92nd MP Battalion as his last command before retiring in 1962. Moved to AZ in 1962 with his family and earned his Master’s Degree from Arizona State University. He went on to teach at Kiva School for 22 years and retired in 1986. He is survived by his Sister Hazel, Wife Dolores, Son Ed and his wife Connie, Son Chuck and his wife Cathy, Son Mike and his wife Bernadette, Daughter Donna and her husband Scott and Eight Grand Children; Chris, Danielle, Sean, Devin, Collin, Jenna, Emily and Maya. Viewing will be November 28, 2012, 5 to 8pm at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022. There will be a private service at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, November 29, 2012.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Don Chiappetti

December 13, 2012

What a great teacher and a great man.. He taught more than the assigned curriculum; he taught us about values. I was his student in 1970 and Mr Foyle stands out as one of the few truly memorable teachers I had in over 20 years of education..My condolences to the family, and my gratitude for having known him.

Judith Reuss Gunn

December 4, 2012

I will always remember Mr. Foyle, he was one of my favorite teachers! He was the first person to explain to me what a leap of faith was. I have many fond memories of him. I send my condolences to his family with the hope that knowing he touched so many of us as our teacher, gives them some comfort. He was a really great teacher.

Suzanne Reuss

December 4, 2012

Mr. Foyle was as gracious a role model as he was a gifted educator. I was lucky enough to have him twice at Kiva: in third and fifth grades. I rremember thinking how much he learned in those intervening two years! Please accept my sympathy for your loss and know that Mr. Foyle created a very large family of Kiva students, whose thoughts sustain you now in your time of grief.

Jan Coleman

December 4, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this sad time. I was also one of Mr. Foyle's students at Kiva (class of 1970). When he arrived at the mini Kiva Kids reunion we had in 2008 (for Mr. Tate's homeroom), he was exactly the same as I remembered him! Please know Mr. Foyle had a great influence on many students. We will continue to try to be the kind of people he encouraged us to be.

Sandra Jorgensen Searle

December 4, 2012

Mr. Foyle was such an amazing and caring teacher. He taught us the love of learning and the importance of asking questions. Every student felt special and capable in his presence. He expected the best of us at all times and we learned the importance of expecting the best for ourselves. Mr. Foyle made such a positive impact on so many--his light lives on in all of us who were lucky enough to know him.
'death is not an extinguishing of the light--rather it is turning off the lamp because the dawn has come'

Kathy and Rex Jorgensen

December 3, 2012

Our condolensces to the Foyle family. My husband and I both had Mr. Foyle at Kiva and both agree he was one of the greats! We should all be so fortunate to have such an impact on so many lives!

Douglas Christensen

December 3, 2012

Mr. Foyle was a big part of my greatest memories from gradeschool. He touched so many peoples lives in such a wonderful way. He will be missed.

Susan Hassig Wissink

December 3, 2012

Mr. Foyle instilled in me a love of learning and of working hard. Every child should have a teacher like him. A remarkable man who will be truly missed. But his legacy lives on in the many students he taught and all the lives he touched. Kiva was so lucky to have him as was I!!

LTC William Porter

December 1, 2012

On behalf of the 1st Cavalry Division Surgeon section, I would like to offer our sincere condolences for your loss.

David Sullivan

November 30, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, our deepest condolences of the loss of Charles Foyle Jr.

Dave & Lisa Sullivan