Charles R. Foyle

Charles R. Foyle (BS Civ Egr ’49), a longtime resident of Royal Oak, Mich., died December 2, 2011. He was 87.

Foyle was born July 11, 1924, in Fairhope, Pa., to John and Mary. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was the first student to graduate in uniform from Lincoln High School in January 1943. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts during basic training and was part of the CBI Theater during World War II.

Foyle enrolled at Michigan State University under the GI Bill; he earned his BS degree in civil engineering in 1949. During his career as a general superintendent for various construction companies, he was involved in many projects including Fisher Theatre, Cobo Hall, Pontiac Motors Administration Building, and Somerset Mall. He enjoyed PBS television and was an avid Spartan fan and longtime football season ticket holder.

He is survived by his children, Kathryn (Thomas Sorensen), Larry (Judy), and David (Kathleen); grandchildren, Kelly, Marisa, Leah, and Conor; sister, Margaret Reid; sister-in-law, Agnes White; nephew, John “Steve” (Linda) Reid and his children, Heather and Jason; and many extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his wife, Margaret, and his granddaughter, Anna Sorensen.