John Foulds Ph.D.
John D. Foulds Ph.D. 1938 - 2016 John D. Foulds, Ph.D., 78, of Lenox, MA, died Oct. 12, 2016 in Pittsfield MA surrounded by his family Born to Lloyd Bert Foulds and Neyla Harris Foulds. John was also the stepson of Dr. Daniel J. Collins. A graduate of Pittsfield High School with honors in 1956, John earned a BA in Chemistry from Columbia College (1960) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University. Following postdoc studies at Stanford University School of Medicine, John was appointed Asst. Professor of Microbiology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1968. John's dedicated career to science and medical research included, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, with a focus on adult vaccines and tuberculosis (1974 1995), the World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Program (Geneva, Switzerland 1997 1998), and the Case Western Reserve University TBRU Program and as Adjunct Assoc. Professor of Medicine (1998 2007). John's career also afforded him the lifetime opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world and to achieve his dream of visiting great cathedrals. John most enjoyed a day at the beach, a "frosty cold brewski," a great book, skiing, making pottery, cooking and hosting a crowd for Thanksgiving, followed by highly competitive board games. He also enjoyed art, architecture and renovating houses. John loved his family, friends and meeting new peoplehe could talk to anyone with his engaging personality and wit, humorous stories and sincere interest in others. A gifted teacher and mentor, John most recently tutored for the Literacy Network of South Berkshire. John is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Susan (nee Willkom); his loving daughter, Jordan Taylor Green, her husband, Lloyd Green, and his three cherished grandchildren Chloe, Sofie and Jonah Green of Farmington, CT. Also surviving are nine brothers and sisters: D. Randolph (Randy) Foulds; Dana Collins Pekarek, Carole E. Collins, Neyla Jeanne Collins, Daniel J. Collins, Jr., Betsy Foulds McNeil, Lloyd William (Bill) Foulds, Money Ellen Foulds McGee, and Jennifer Foulds Rotolo.John also treasured his sisters-in- law, brothers-in- laws, 23 nieces and nephews, and his large extended Collins family who fueled much laughter and love throughout his life. SERVICES: A memorial service with be held at Church on the Hill, Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 am. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures or stories, please visit our website at http://www.rochefuneralhome.com . In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Farmington Valley Academy Montessori or the ALS Assoc. listed at website.
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