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“Mr. Foust was an AWSUM coach..May he R.I.P. ”
1 of 46 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs Steve Szabo

“A most heartfelt thank you Coach Foust who changed so many lives and caused greatness. We had the good fortune to see Mr Foust and Mrs Pat Foust at...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Louise Fiszer - Broadview Hts, OH

“Cliff, my friend and couch, (GHHS 1955-56). A man of integrity and compassion. His passionate, inspiring talks during game half time will always be...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“I have no doubt that Coach is a member in good standing,withDistinction, in "The Greatest Generation".He coached my son at University School and my...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Bill Cizmadia - Cleve. Hts., OH

“Coach was a lovely kind man. My thoughts and prayers to the family. He was well loved.Kris Turner-Djuric 1978 ”
5 of 46 | Posted by: Kris Turner-Djuric - Westford, MA

“Although I didn't know it at GHHS, Mr. Foust is the epitome of what it means to be a Mason and Shriner. He was always a role model and great coach...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“VERY SAD DAY! Cliff was a very inspirational individual and a very good friend. I remember in my senior year having to be in his office for (3)...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Rodriguez - Sandusky, OH

“My father, Frank "Specks" Spechalske, asked me to give his deepest condolences to Pat and the rest of Cliff's family. He still treasures many happy...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Jon Spechalske - Mobile, AL

“Foust Family,Deepest condolences from the George family. My father, Emil George, was a Kent State teammate and classmate along with Bill Sudyk, Frank...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas George - Lakewood, OH

“Anyone who met Mr. Foust was a better person for having done so. He was a lovely, lovely man. May the Blessings Be... ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: Debra Esarey - Tucson, AZ

11 of 46 | Posted by: Debra Esarey - Tucson, AZ

“Dear Pat,I am so sad to hear of Cliff's passing. Dennis loved him like a father and admired him greatly. I hope they arenow having a "pop" and...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Gayle Fryzel - Atlanta, GA

“To the Foust Family - I had the good fortune to coach with Cliff back in the 70's. He taught me much about coaching and life. Cliff was a good coach...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: - OH

“Coach Foust turned boys into men. I am honored to be included among the hundreds who played for Cliff. I can still hear his voice. Thank you...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: David Zarzour - North Olmsted, OH

“My condolences to the family"Coach" represented more than X's & O's on the football field. A true inspirational leader of young men!Paul Gutkowski &...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Paul Gutkowski - Middleburg Hts, OH

“It was wonderful to work with Cliff at University School. He taught me many thing about life and coaching. When we shared an office at US he always...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Tony(TI) and Carolyn Iliano - OH

“The loss of Coach Foust will be felt by so many, but the depth of his impact is timeless. While I knew him as a player, it was in the hallways of...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Graham Frey - Austin, TX

“condolences on the loss of a truly wonderful man. ”
18 of 46 | Posted by: donna taylor-kolis - lakewood, OH

“I am writing in lieu of vince costello...ex star linebacker for the cleveland browns. vince is currently unable to do so. vince would share with me...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP coachMy condolences to the familyDeb Surlas Ohio ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. My Dad ( Fred Heinlen) worked with Cliff and said so many nice things about him. Lots of laughs at University School back...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Jan Clifford - Shaker Heights, OH

“...may his spirit and soul continue to be blessed...he was my coach and a great Dean of Men at GHHS and led us to two Championships...I was able to...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Arnie Vedrin - Trinity, FL

“Cliff was a wonderful colleague to all of us at University School, upright, upbeat, always willing to do the extra thing. He did an inspired job with...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Rick Hawley - Ripton, VT

“MY condolence to the Foust family.I had the pleasure of playing football for him at G.H.H.S. in 1953/1954. ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: THOMAS GREDESKY - CHERRY HILL, NJ

“My sincere condolences to the Foust family at this difficult time so may the God of tender mercies and all comfort bring this family comfort. ”
25 of 46 | Posted by: t p - OH

Along with my mentors, Cliff Foust and Tom Callow on the sideline of a US game vs. Gilmour in 1982 “To all of Cliff's family, my sympathies for your loss. Trust that I am one of many former players and coaches who learned and grew so much from my...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Karl Miran - North Plainfield, NJ

“To the Foust family,My sincere condolences on the passing of Coach Foust. He was a great leader of young men. He was extremely special to my family....Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Ronald Szuch - Sarasota, FL

“In your celebration of a life well lived.My coach at GHHS 1960 & 61 great memories of playing under his mentoring and the many lessons learned not...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Anthony Pedela - Miromar Lakes, FL

“What a great man!! Mike Foust, my friend, condolences to you and the rest of the extended family. He meant so much to so many boys and families. ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Chris Abood - Shaker Hts., OH

“My condolences to the Foust family. I lived across the street from the Foust family and played for the coach at Garfield hits high school in 1976 and...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas Bentivegna - Tulsa, OK

“Coach you were a Great man and taught many young boys how to grow up and be men. Thanks,Nick DeVito US '93 ”
31 of 46 | Posted by: Nick DeVito - Painesville, OH

32 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas Gredesky - Cherry Hill, NJ

“Will always be fondly remembered by any Garfield grad. Good and decent man ”
33 of 46 | Posted by: Terry Duke - North Royalton, OH

“RIP Coach . You were a large influence on many of us from GHHS. ”
34 of 46 | Posted by: - Mansfield, TX

“Our heartfelt sympathy to the Foust family. RIP coach. Coach Foust was all about teaching his teams to be prepared and ready to perform at their best...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Timothy Lea - Brecksville, OH

“Mr Foust was a wonderful teacher and coach! He was one of the few Gym Teachers I had that was understanding as to my physical limitations. ”
36 of 46 | Posted by: Jack Chapple - Mason, OH

“To the Foust Family,My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Coach Foust. Couch Foust touched the lives of so many of his players over his...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Mike de Windt - Hunting Valley, OH

“Mr. Foust was a wonderful teacher, coach and neighbor. My prayers go out to the family. ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa (Bentivegna) Forrey - Parma, OH

“The Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association sends our deepest sympathies to the family of Coach Foust. He was a gentleman and an Ohio high...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Best coach I ever had. You taught me how to be a gentlemen. I am forever grateful and will miss you. ”
40 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas Gallagher - Garfield Hts., OH

“So sorry for your loss. Our family(Meermans)all dearly loved Coach Foust.1955. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: Penny Meermans - Hernando, FL

42 of 46 | Posted by: Phyllis (Penny) Schell (Meermans) - FL

“Thank you for the memories ”
43 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Stevens-Began - OH

“I was a student at Garfield class of 1969. Cliff and I were lodge brothers. I enjoyed our conversations. He was a fine man. My sincere condolences to...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: David Smith - North Royalton, OH

“November 27, 2016 God will hold you up and keep you going. ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: Ann - OH

“Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear love one. Take comfort in the God of all comfort who gives comfort in our time of need. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Patricia - Cleveland

Clifford was born on December 25, 1923 and passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Clifford was a resident of Garfield Heights, Ohio at the time of passing.

Cliff is a graduated of Kent State University where he received both bachelor and master degree. He started his career as Head Football Coach at Magnolia High School in 1948 continued to Rootstown High School for 2 years Garfield Heights High School for 28 years and University School for 13 years.

Cliff was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII.

Clifford was married to Pat.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44110.