Gary W. Foskey, 72

Gary W. Foskey, 72, of Pittsville, Md., passed away peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was the son of the late George Vincent Foskey and Wilsie Mae (Lewis) Foskey of Powellville, Md.

“Cancer may have taken his life, but it could not take his contagious spirit and his zest for life. It could not take his deep love and loyalty to his family, nor his ability to make anyone laugh with a joke or a witty saying. It did not dull his big spirit or change his kind, generous heart. It cannot take our countless, cherished memories.”

Foskey retired, after 34 years, from Dresser Wayne Industries in Salisbury, Md., where he gained the nickname “Snowman.” He later worked at the Adkins Company in Berlin, Md. He enjoyed spending time with his father and other members at Delmarva Coon Hunters Association in Powellville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.

Foskey enjoyed fishing in the Mill Pond in Powellville, going to the annual Chincoteague Pony Penning and visiting old friends, and loved to watch his favorite show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He will be fondly remembered for a life well-lived. He was loved, is missed and will always be cherished.

Foskey is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hilda H. Foskey of Pittsville; a daughter, Donna Foxwell and her husband, Barney, also of Pittsville; a treasured grandson, Mason Ray Foxwell; a sister, Alice Scott and her husband, Denny, of Salisbury; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and very special cousins who held a special place in his heart as well. His love of his family was immeasurable.

A memorial service was to be held April 9, 2019, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with the Rev. Howard Travers officiating. Burial was to be in Lewis Cemetery in Whaleyville, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Coastal Hospice; P.O. Box 1733; Salisbury, MD 21802, or to Ayres U.M. Church; P.O. Box 52; Pittsville, MD 21850. Condolences may be sent online at