|Maurice "Porky" Patrick Foley
Published in The Washington Post on 9/21/2006.
On September 18, 2006 at home in Great Cacapon, WV; husband of Carol Foley; "74"
father of Kyle Foley, Colleen Walsh, Erin Crouch; step-father of Gary Kip Jawish, Jr.; brother
of Sister Kathleen Foley, CDP, Ann Mary Foley; grandfather of seven.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m., Friday at HELSEY-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 95 Union
Street, Berkeley Springs, WV with the Rosary at 7:30 pm.
Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
Church, Liberty and S. Washington Streets, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Interment Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, WV. Memorial contributions to Hospice of
the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Maurice Patrick Foley, 74, a business owner, developer and construction executive,
died Sept. 18 of cancer at his home in Great Cacapon, W.Va.
Mr. Foley was a Washington native and attended Gonzaga College High School
and Eastern High School.
He was a batboy for the Washington Senators in 1945 and boxed in the Junior
Golden Gloves for the D.C. Police Boys Club team. He also played semiprofessional
After working in construction for several years, Mr. Foley founded Foley Co. in 1959.
The company became a leading mechanical and electrical contracting company and
its projects included the Watergate Hotel, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building and the
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
In 1974, Mr. Foley founded International Realty Consultants Inc., a commercial real
estate development firm. He helped develop commercial properties from the
mid-Atlantic states to Florida. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Foley was director of
construction for the Marriott Corp., supervising all mechanical, electrical, plumbing,
life safety and fire protection systems in Marriott construction projects.
He moved in 1994 to West Virginia, where he founded Associated Consulting
Services, a construction business. He was one of the first licensed radon inspectors
in West Virginia and was also a licensed real estate agent.
Mr. Foley was a founding director of Century National Bank in Bethesda, established
in the late 1970s.
He was a founder and past president of the Metropolitan Subcontractors Association
of Washington and a past president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of
America. He was a member of the American Society of Sanitary Engineers, the
American Arbitration Association and the Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) Chamber of
Mr. Foley lived in Potomac and later in Bethesda before moving to West Virginia. He
was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rockville and Our Lady of Mercy
Catholic Church in Potomac.
He was a 30-year member of Congressional Country Club.
His marriage to Judy Foley ended divorce.
A daughter from that marriage, Kathleen Elizabeth Foley, died in March.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Carol Jawish Foley of Great Cacapon; three
children from his first marriage, Kyle Matthew Foley of Annandale, Colleen Foley
Walsh of Rockville and Erin Foley Crouch of Easton, Md.; a stepson, Gary King
Jawish Jr. of Frederick; and seven grandchildren.