Edward Jerome Foote – Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporry press report


On March 13, 1999 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was a 1939 graduate of the U.S. Navel Academy.

Commander Foote served as Commanding Officer of the USS Quick in World War II and of the USS Gurkein the Korean War. After 20 years of service in the US Navy, he retired and began a 30-year career in defense research.

A resident of Virginia Beach for the last 23 years, he was named Virginia Beach City Public Schools, ”School Volunteer of the Year” in 1993 for his work tutoring math students at Bayside High School. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Read Foote; a daughter and her husband, Jacquelin and Keith Tenny of Taipei, Taiwan; sons, Dennise Read Foote of Potomac, Maryland, and Stephen Dossert Foote and his wife, Susan, of Fairfax, Virginia; six grandchildren and two brothers, Richard P. Foote of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Paul D. Foote of Naples, Florida.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16 at Old Donationa Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at the church following the service.

A service and burial will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 12 at Arlington National Cemetery. All friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward J. Foote Memorial Fund for the Old Donation Episcopal Church.


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