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Alexander L. Foris

April 29, 1946 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 73)

Obituary

Alexander L. Foris, 73, of Bristol, passed away at home on Thursday November 28, 2019.  Alex will be reuniting with family and friends not seen in a long time.  This includes Corky, who passed away earlier this year and has been waiting and is looking forward to his regular morning walk once again.

 

Alex was born April 29, 1946 in Detroit, MI to Alexander S. and Helen (Jordonhazy) Foris.

 

On July 30, 1966 at First Presbyterian Church in Detroit, he married Janice Flaherty who survives.

Alex met Janice at just 15 years old.  They have been together their whole lives and are best friends, true partners in every way.  They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past July.

 

Alex is also survived by his daughter Amy Foris (Steven) Sherwood; a Granddog, Maggie Sherwood and 3 sisters; Jeanette (Dale) Christy of Oro Valley, AZ, Cathy (David) Brandeberry of Urbana, OH and Diana Burgess of New Smyrna Beach, FL.

 

After high school he served in the US Army and received his associate’s degree from South Bend College of Commerce.

 

Alex truly had an entrepreneurial spirit and spent a lifetime in the RV industry.    After selling the first company he started, he ventured into retirement which didn’t suit him well.  Within a few years, it was time to begin yet again.  He started SVO Group, the manufacturer of Embassy Buses, where he enjoyed his role as President.  He found true enjoyment working with so many different people through the years.

 

As many know, Alex took pleasure in joking and laughing with friends and family where his sharp wit came in pretty handy.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 6 pm on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where a funeral service will be held at 6 pm with Pastor Keith McFarren officiating.

 

Online condolences for Alex may be made at the funeral home website or on Facebook on either of the pages of Janice Foris and / or Amy Foris.

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 3, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 3, 2019

6:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Donations

Mayo Clinic Foundation
200 First Street SW, Rochester MN 55905

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