Clifford McClain Foust
August 14, 1928- June 20, 2021
Cliff died on Father’s Day, Sunday June 20, 2021 after a short illness. Cliff was born in Schenectady, NY to Emma Gertrude Karch and Clifford McClain Foust, Sr. and grew up in upstate NY. In 1945 he graduated high school from Delanson Union Free School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s and doctorate degrees in history from the University of Chicago. Cliff began his teaching career at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He married Roslyn Hinkelman in 1953 and they had three daughters, Amy, Emily and Polly. In 1970 the family moved to Bethesda, MD and he began teaching at the University of Maryland. In 1984 Cliff married Juanita Shold Heizer. Cliff and Juanita traveled extensively worldwide and in 1995 they retired to Fairhaven, MD on his beloved Chesapeake Bay after 35+ years at the two central state universities. Cliff published numerous articles in academic journals and wrote four books, three of which were published, completing the last one while in his 80’s.
Cliff is survived by Juanita, his wife of 37 years, his sister, Ellen Foust Dodson, his extended family of Amy (Skip) Whyte, Emily (Keith) Manders Mayes, Polly (Mike) Johnson, Julie (Larry) Heizer Wells and John (Karen) Heizer, 9 grand children and 5 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first wife, Ros and his grandson Jason.