1944 Philip 2020

Philip Westbrook Foran

June 28, 1944 — December 31, 2020

New Year's Eve 2020, Philip Westbrook Foran, age 76 of Woodstock, Georgia, ended his 6-year battle with ALS. The world lost a little bit of its light on this day and our hearts are broken. Phil is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; Children; Patrick (Susannah) Foran, Ryan (Anastasia) Foran, and Megan (Matthew) Kelly; Grandchildren: Mattox, Emmersen, and Sophia. His family had the incredible honor to sit by our favorite person in his last moments of life and surround him with love, peacefulness, and reminisce on all the good memories our family had with him. Philip was the most amazing father that lived the most incredible life. From New York catholic schoolboy, to getting a high school scholarship in football and basketball, to Marine and Vietnam Vet (awarded the Purple Heart), to World Trade Center surveyor, to Working on Wall Street as a trader at numerous firms- he did it all and achieved so much. Then, was the family guy part; a husband, father and grandfather in which there are not enough words at the moment to give him justice. Philip was a man who always put his family first. He was always there for his kids (and grandkids) and loved them no matter what mischief they caused. A man who was full of strength. He fought for over 6 years without showing one ounce of weakness. He was a stoic man, who even when dying, never broke and in the end found his faith again. When there were surely times he was scared, he chose to put a smile on his face and enjoy every last moment with his family. One of his last good days with his family, he stayed out much later than normal, not able to talk but just sitting and listening to his family. He is and always will be our hero. In the end, everything happened for a reason. He waited to celebrate one more Christmas with his family. He waited to see all his kids and grandkids. He waited until he was able to see a priest and find his peace. And he wanted for a special day so every year he can be celebrated. "He heals the broken hearted. And binds up their wounds" (psalms147:3). We know God is taking good care of our husband and father and we know, in time, we will heal as well. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. In leu of flowers or donations, please follow Phil's example of loving one another and enjoying every single moment with those you love.
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