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Rev. Dr. Roger Terrence Foor



Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Christ Reformed UCC, Middletown, MD


Rev. Dr. Roger Terrence Foor, 83, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, May 25, 2019, at  Doey's House.

Born Friday, June 14, 1935 in Bedford, PA, he was the son of the late Percy G. Foor and the late Marjorie G. (Gephart) Foor.

He graduated from Everett High School in 1953 and later from Gettysburg College in 1957. Terry then went on to graduate from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1970 and then from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1979, where he earned  his doctorate in ministry. Prior to retiring in 2000 from St. John's UCC in Clear Spring, MD, he served in Selinsgrove, PA and Myersdale, PA. Subsequently he served as interim at several local churches.Terry also served as a Chaplain at Hershey Medical Center. He participated  on boards and agencies of the United Church of Christ on the national and local levels. He was a member of Christ Reformed UCC in Middletown, MD.Terry also published a poetry book entitled " Bread for Our Journeys" in 2015.

He is survived by his wife Mary W. Foor; four daughters, Cathy (Norm) Guinn of Kenton, OH, Christine (David) Gaugler of Selinsgrove, PA, Corinne (Tony) Kern of Elizabethtown, PA and Cynthia (Peter) Dundas of Camp Hill, PA; two step daughters, Amy Potter of Havertown, PA and Abby Potter of Towson, MD; two step sons, Andrew (Heather) Potter of Towson, MD and Benjamin (RuthE) Potter of Harleysville, PA; brother, Alan (Shirley) Foor of Beavertown, PA; grandchildren, Bryan, Sarah, Kevin, Max, Olivia, Noah, AnnE, Emma, Chloe and Aiden and great granddaughter, Stella.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Christ Reformed UCC 12 South Church Street, Middletown, MD.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to  Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to, Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD, 21702.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

To Rev. Terry’s wife and family, I was very saddened when I learned of Terry’s passing today. He was pastor at St Johns in Clear Spring when I was just a visitor there. He later baptized my I entire family into the church! Mrs. Foor and Terry helped me and my family through some very tough times when our daughter Brittany Jenkins was in Johns Hopkins hospital with cancer when she was only 18 months old. Many trips up and down the road Terry helped me make since of it all. Now him and Brittany can share stories up there in Heaven! I loved his sermons always felt like he was talking right to me. God Bless you all during this time. All my Love and prayers Lisa Jenkins

Lisa Jenkins
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dear Mary and members of Terry's family, Ralph and I extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in regards to Terry's passing. Due to an out of town commitment that we are unable to change, we are unable to attend the celebration of life tomorrow. However our thoughts and prayers are with you. We send you our deep affection, Dotty and Ralph

Ralph and Dotty Young
Hagerstown, MD

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. The bible gives us so much hope for the future. At 1 Corinthians 15: 26 it says: And the last enemy death is , to be brought to nothing. God's intention was for man to live here in a paradise, Adam and Eve lost that for us. But at Revelation 21: 4 it speaks of a time of no more pain and sorrow. That these things will be done away with. Cynthia

Howard Co., MD

So terribly sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We met him in 1994 and he married us at St Johns later In the year. Counseling sessions were amazing and with a lot of insight into issues at hand , me coming into an already family 3 & 6 yr olds and Terry was just so kind and insightful with his thoughts and advise which was spot on. He took much time with us which meant a lot to me. How service was one you couldn’t wait to get to as he seemed as he spoke to individuals and not just preached to a group. He didn’t pinpoint anyone out it just seemed more personal. And his interactions with the children when he brought them up front was amazing and he made it fun to keep them interested. Hated to lose him from the church and now to finally lose him is heartfelt. Tons of sympathy and prayers to his wife and children so they can carry on with his amazing spirit in their hearts. God bless

Pam & Joe Chaney
Clear Spring, MD

Mary and Family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Terry. He was such an inspiration to everyone who met him. He helped us out at St. Paul's in Clear Spring when Pastor Mary had a leave of absence. Working with him was such a moving experience. He made the sermons sound as if he were talking directly to each listener. What a gift. Please find comfort in knowing so many people loved him. Again, I am so sorry for your loss and ours.

Barbara L Caton-Miles

Our deepest condolences to Mary and family. We have such great memories of Terry when Daniel would keep Maggie for you all. Terry was a wonderful person and I will never forget the comfort he provided to my family when my father passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Wanda Ditch
Cascade, Maryland

Dear Sarah, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are all in our prayers!

Marta Cedeno-Arenas
Kissimmee, Florida

We were so surprised and sorry to hear about Terry’s death. He was pastor at our church in Clear Spring and we so loved hearing his sermons. He made me look forward to Sunday mornings! I would either leave feeling elated or with tears in my eyes from being so deeply touched. He spoke from the heart and often times from personal experience that all could relate to. He was missed very much by me and many others, I am sure, when he left St. John’s. Our condolences to Mary and his family. He will be in the glory of God’s arms now.

Kathy SIMMONS and Donnie
Clear Spring, Maryland

Dear Mary, Thinking of you with love. Deepest condolences, Tina Angle

Tina Angle
Hagerstown, MD

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