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Jim Foggett has Gone Fishing! May he rest in peace! 10/18/48 – 7/24/21

James Alan Foggett, 72, of Rochester, NY, passed away on July 24th, 2021 in Bradenton, FL.

Jim was a devoted family man, decorated Vietnam POW Veteran, Patriot, and successful entrepreneur.  Married to his beloved wife and life partner of 52 years, Patricia, and an amazing father to son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Ashley Foggett, daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Matthew Hahn.

Fifth of eleven children, Jim is predeceased by his parents, John and Doris Foggett, grandparents, Frank and Lucy Foggetti, Harold and Viola Timian, several aunts and uncles, especially “Uncle Bill” Foggetti, sisters, Ann Foggett, Marlene (Foggett) Glennon, brother, Randolph Foggett, brothers-in-law, Lane Bedell and Ralph Sacheli, Sister-in-law, Stephanie Foggett, and very dear friends Marcus Henslee and Harold (Jim) Bowser.

In addition to his wife Patricia, son Chris (Ashley) & daughter Amy (Matt), he is survived by sisters Barbara Bedell, Linda (Thomas) Marcello, Janet (David) Smith, Karen Sacheli, and brothers, William, John, Charles and brother-in-law Gary Glennon, many nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends Richard and Darlene Gallina, Chris and Cathy Defant, John and Judy Doran, and faithful sidekick, Scotty.

Jim’s favorite pastimes were being on the water, fishing, snow skiing, being in nature and the beauty of the mountains. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, and had a life-long passion for baseball. He cherished every moment spent with family and friends, but his greatest love of all was being a Father.

With his love of baseball, Jim was one of the founders for Palm Harbor Little League and served as commissioner and coach for years while his son and daughter played.

Jim spent the bulk of his career as an entrepreneur and salesman, and loved what he did. He traveled the world, experienced diverse cultures and built incredible relationships.

Services for a celebration of Jim’s life will be announced at a later date.  In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to one of the following foundations or something near and dear to your heart: American Cancer Society, Vietnam Veterans of America, Wounded Warrior Project, or Palm Harbor Little League.

Fair winds and following seas.  We love you and you will be forever missed!  “When the smoke clears, we will see you again!”


  • Scott Bedell
    Posted August 6, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Rest easy Uncle Jim. My fond memories of you will live on and you will be missed dearly.

  • Linda
    Posted August 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Missing you brother! Thanks for walking me down the isle and getting my first car Loved that blue olds. You were kind, loving and had a big heart.

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