John R. Foggia | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

September 18, 1956 - March 31, 2019

John R. Foggia
Age 62, of Big Pine Key, Florida. Survived by wife, Debra Foggia; children, Juli (James) Comfort, Jeannie (Mark) Schaul, John Foggia, and Jenny (Craig) Marshall; grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Bruce (Heidi) Abel, Brad (Jodi) Abel, Stacy (Jen) Abel, and Bob Leegaard. Preceded by parents, John and Sally (Perkovich) Foggia.
John earned a Bachelor degree at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, a Masters degree at Texas A&M, and spent 2 years studying for his PhD at MIT. He was proud of his 18 years on active and reserve duty with the US Air Force and flying the A-10 fighter.
John enjoyed his time on the water and many other lake activities.


  1. Tsgt Russ Dorn, USAF says:

    Duty, Honor, Country. Words that the Major learned long ago and repeated over and over to his Airmen. Thank you John. It has been an honor.

  2. Mike Hoodspith says:

    Hi Fogg, We had many great times together over the last 20 years, many “aviation” meetings, global business trips, lot’s of restaurants and traveling the world meeting customers and colleagues paving the way in the industry for “what’s coming next and what you need to do now. No one and I mean no one could match your talent and expertise. As a friend of yours told me last week you are a national asset to the aviation industry. Over the years I grew to know you personally and I marveled at your capacity to be a true, honest and straight shooter friend in good times and not so good times. Your passing has left me in shock but the memories we share will last me forever. I really miss you my friend.

  3. Karin Yackel says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, John was a great man. Our prayers and thoughts go out for you its really hard I know. Aunt Marilyn and Karin. Love you!

  4. Bruce Montrose says:

    My friend and comrade…
    You taught me so much….especially duty an loyalty.
    No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. You would have done this in a heartbeat. I will really miss you Fogg and at the same time you will continue to always be there.
    Bruce E

  5. Gene Abel says:

    My Special Thoughts and Prayers for the Family!!

  6. John. Just when I thought I’d earned the privilege to call you Fogg, you were taken. Just like that.

    I don’t expect I will ever see the bar raised as high as you placed it.

    I had so looked forward to working with you, and now promise to do everything in my power to realize your vision and legacy.


  7. Michelle says:

    Major John! I remember meeting you over 30 years ago while my mom , who sadly also passed recently, did daycare for John and Jeannie, Kris was pregnant with Jennifer, when I was in kindergarten. Few years later she did daycare for my brother and I! I loved your kids and your family and always loved being around y’all.

    Juli, Jeannie, John,Jennifer, and Debbie,

    I know from experience of losing my Momma That There’s No Words to make the hurt go away but please do know that my family and I are definitely thinking of you and you are definitely in our prayers! My dad just told me today about John and I’m sorry I wasn’t there to talk to you Juli when you stopped by. I’ll try to find you guys on Facebook to give you some contact information for me but again, my prayers are definitely with you guys and I’m so sorry because I loved your father! He was a good guy!!!!

    Michelle Gentry ( Hillstrom )

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