DURHAM, N.C. – Robert C. “Bob” Foyle, a captain of the Duke football team in 1967, passed away on Monday, October 28 in Akron, Ohio. He was 67.
A native of Hawthorne, N.J., Foyle lettered three seasons (1965-66-67) as a middle guard at Duke, helping the Blue Devils to a three-year record of 15-15 and defeated rival North Carolina twice. He was a two-time first team All-ACC pick, Duke’s team MVP in 1967 and served as team captain during his senior campaign.
Foyle was born May 22, 1946 in Hawthorne, N.J., to Joseph and Mary (Cunningham) Foyle. He married Jane Julian in 1969. She preceded him in death in 1993. He then married Ellen Fuller in 1996. She preceded him in death in 2009. In 2013 two Grandchildren preceded him in death, Jack and Cate Foyle.
Foyle is survived by his sons: Robert Foyle, Jr., (Denise) Columbus, Ohio, and Scott Foyle, (Jaime) Akron, Ohio; Stepson, Christopher Fuller, Indianapolis, Ind.; Stepdaughters: Amy Fuller, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jill Arvanitis, (George)Plainfield, Ind., and 10 grandchildren.
Calling will be Friday, November 15 from 4 -7 p.m. at Hartzler Gutermuth Inman Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, November 16, at 11 a.m. at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Cremains will be entombed in the columbarium at St John’s Episcopal Church.