Robert Wayne Foltz, Sr., Dec 2, 1942 – May 13, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA he has 2 siblings Judy Reichard and Howard Foltz. Married to Nancy Grove Foltz in April 24, 1971, together for 48 wonderful years. He has 4 children, Robert Foltz II, Brian Foltz, Anneke Foltz Saylor, and Daniel Foltz along with their spouses, and 8 grandchildren. Robert worked through high school at the Maryland Theater as an usher while it was still a movie theater. He graduated South Hagerstown High School in 1960, which was the first graduating class to have all four years in the new school. He has degrees from Hagerstown Junior College, Shenandoah University, and University of Maryland, along with countless training and certifications through his employment at Mack Trucks Inc.
With the Vietnam draft looming, Robert enlisted into the United States Air Force Reserves out of Martinsburg Air Force base; proudly serving his country for 10 years with an honorable discharge. He served as an aircraft electrician and reached the rank of staff sergeant.
During the construction phase of the Mack Truck Inc. facility in Hagerstown, MD., he worked as a security guard until the powertrain plant was in operation, where he was hired in the first group of workers in Oct 1961. He had a long and distinguished career as a Mechanical Engineer and Lead Engineer before retirement. His area of expertise was the T-300 transmission and gears, the best and strongest one in the world. He also worked on the Mack Carriers and Engine timing gears. Promoted to head of Engineering for Mack Truck and he retired in 2007. He was asked to return to work aiding in several projects before his permanent retirement in 2015. He served more than 50 years.
Robert served the citizens of Washington County through volunteering as a Cardiac Rescue Technician for 40 years. He is a lifetime member of three EMS companies- Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co 69 where he was on the board of directors, Community Rescue Co 75, and a founding member and a lieutenant of Smithsburg Ambulance Co 79. He is highly spoken of by everyone who had the privilege of working with him in the Emergency Medical Service. He took immense pride in remaining a volunteer and even listened on a monitor to aid anyone in need of help.
He is a member of Bridge of Life Church (Faith Chapel) of Hagerstown, MD for 40+ years. His faith in Jesus Christ has always taken priority in his life. He often shared his faith with others, and telling them of Christ's love and sacrifice made for them. His time was most recognized as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He never gave up on anyone, the same way God never gives up on you! He was a true and heartfelt believer in Christ never forsaking his beliefs.
He had a love of the outdoors, being an active hunter and farmer. He gave away many of the crops he grew to ministries or those in need of help. Turning someone away when being asked for assistance was not an option. Consistently he gave aid to others; from advice to food. Christ's love shown through him and helped others see what God's mercy and love truly meant. He coached soccer for many years in the CSL league, along with helping with Royal Rangers and Boy Scouts. His influence in the lives of young men and women still shows today. He was a member of the American Legion on Northern Ave. In Hagerstown.
Family, faith, love and commitment are just a few character traits Robert has displayed. His heart was in everything he had his hands into. No one could show more love and dedication than this man. His example of what a man is to be and be toward a women is evident in all his sons. He taught his daughter how a man should treat his lady. His voice, laughter and attitude will live forever be in the hearts and minds of all who know him.
The family will receive friends on Thursday May 16, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD 21795. For the convenience of family and friends the funeral home will open Thursday at 9:00am.
Graveside services will be held on Friday May 17, 2019 at 11:00am at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD with Pastor Jim Davies officiating. Military graveside honors will be provided by Morris Frock Post#42 American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, he would like donations given to Bridge of Life church 14 S. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740. Phone # 301-791-1674 Pastor Justin Perrow. You may designate to missions with Terry King.
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