September 1, 1938 - October 12, 2016
John D. Foulds John Douglas Foulds, Ph.D., 78, of Lenox, Massachusetts, died October 12, 2016 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts surrounded by his family. Born September 1, 1938 to the late Lloyd Bert Foulds and Neyla Harris Foulds, John was also the stepson of the late Dr. Daniel J. Collins. A graduate of Pittsfield High School in 1956, John attended Columbia College in New York on scholarship, graduating in 1960 with a BA in Chemistry, and then earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following postdoctoral studies at Stanford University School of Medicine, John was appointed in 1968 as Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. John’s career continued at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland for 21 years where he served as a research biochemist, Editor of the Journal of Bacteriology and Tuberculosis Program Officer—directing a resurgence in TB research at the NIH, including the establishment of the Tuberculosis Research Unit at the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. John also served at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland as Science Officer for its Global Tuberculosis Program (1997 – 1998), supporting the development of advanced diagnostic tools for treatment of TB in remote locations. Living in Geneva afforded him and his wife, Susan, the lifetime opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe and the UK, achieving John’s dream of viewing great cathedrals. His travels also included India, S. Africa, Australia and several countries in Africa and Asia. John completed his career as a Director at the Case Western Reserve University TB Research Unit for international specimen collection and was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine. Upon retirement, John and Susan returned to the Berkshires—the place he loved most. John most enjoyed a day at the beach, a "frosty cold brewski," a great book, skiing, gourmet cooking and hosting a crowd for Thanksgiving, followed by highly competitive board games. He also enjoyed making pottery, art, architecture and renovating houses. John loved his family, friends and meeting new people—he 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. A memorial service with be held at Church on the Hill on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute https://www.kintera.org/site/c.8eIIJWPvG7IQF/b.9127925/k.8B74/Make_a_Gift/apps/ka/sd/donorcustom.asp Farmington Valley Academy of Montessori http://fvamontessori.org/support-fvam/donate-now/ OR The ALS Association https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=679013F2C31343FB6D4F8142C102FFF0.app294b?df_id=34265&34265.donation=form1
John D. Foulds John Douglas Foulds, Ph.D., 78, of Lenox, Massachusetts, died October 12, 2016 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts surrounded by his family. Born September 1, 1938 to the late Lloyd Bert Foulds and Neyla Harris Foulds, John was also... View Obituary & Service Information
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