Robert M. Foy, 55, of Hamilton Square, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, NJ, Robert was employed by Educational Testing Service for the past 35 years, most recently as a Principal Architect in the Enterprise Architecture Office where he managed the ETS's hosting domain and served as the lead architect for ETS' network modernization initiative. Bob also spoke at global innovation conferences on his areas of expertise. Bob's career at ETS also included several years as the Director of Technology at ETS Technologies, Inc. an ETS subsidiary. He loved his career and the challenges it presented. He was very grateful for his ETS family and the support they provided to him.
Bob was a unique individual with a bigger than life personality. He viewed life as an adventure and wanted his friends to enjoy that adventure with him. Bob loved to travel, to fish, and was an unwavering Jets fan. He was an avid hobbyist; a gardener, a collector, a car enthusiast, a craft beer aficionado and a chef. He was a humorist and a comedian and loved to make people smile. Bob found happiness in the simplest of things and always shared his joy. He was thoughtful, kind, generous and a friend to all. He was a beloved husband, father and friend. Bob lived his life to the fullest and left behind a heartbroken family.
Predeceased by his father, Robert Foy; he is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laura J. (Chiavoni) Foy; his mother, Irene (Kandrac) Foy; his two daughters, Christine and Allison Foy; a son, Robert Matthew; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Jered Hafitz; brother and sister-in-law, Gary J. and Janetta Foy; sister, Trina Dattolo; Mother-in-law, Mary Jane Chiavoni, sister-in-law and her husband, Jennifer and Stefano Paoloni; brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Michelle Chiavoni; and nieces and nephews, Aaron, Hannah, Eli, Lindsey, Leah, Patrick, Daniel, Shannon, Gianna, Logan, Nick, Dana, Alessio and Lara.
Funeral services will begin on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, 3816 East State Street Ext., Hamilton, NJ.
Entombment will follow at Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home.