Daniel J. Foy, DDS
Daniel J. Foy died peacefully on August 14, 2016 at Cliffview Terrace, following a brief illness. He was 94 years old, and had been a well-loved resident at Cliffview for three years.
Daniel was preceeded in death by his parents, Daniel and Minnie Foy, siblings Stephen, Harold and Kathrine, and his beloved wife of 64 years, Lillian. He was the only member of his family to have been born in America. His father was from Ireland, his mother from Russia and his siblings were Canadian born.
Daniel spent his youth in Sacramento. After graduating from Sacramento High he attended the University of California, Berkley, graduating with honors. He then entered the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry. After receiving his DDS degree he spent two years in the military before establishing his dental office in Antioch, Ca. With his wife Lillian as his dental assistant, Daniel practiced in Antioch over 40 years before retiring to travel. One of Daniel and Lillian’s journeys took them through Santa Barbara and they decided to relocate, moving into the one and only Santa Barbara home they would share for decades. After Lillian’s death in 2007, Daniel remained in the home until health conditions necessitated a move to assisted care.
Daniel was an avid fan of all sporting events and believed you had to see the event in person to fully appreciate the ability of the athletes. And that’s what they did—together he and Lillian traveled to watch events as significant as the Indy 500, the Rome Olympics and several Super Bowl Games. But just as important to Daniel were high school track and field events, minor league baseball games and other less notable contests. Every Fall Dan and Lil would travel to Northern Idaho to watch the small high schools play 8 man football. He said it was exciting to watch. In all honesty he would watch snail races as long as they were competitive.
Daniel passed away peacefully after leading a long life full of personal enjoyment and service to his fellow man. He leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held.