SIDNEY - Robert Ernest Foye, 82, died unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nBob was born in Gardiner on May 29, 1922, the son of Elwood E. and Beatrice H. (Brown) Foye. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe grew up in Gardiner, graduated from Gardiner Area High School and went on to receive a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Maine, Orono. He served in the Army, 35th Infantry Division, 134th Infantry Regiment, Patten's 3rd Army, during the Battle of the Bulge, and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and Prisoner of War Medal. \r\r\n\r\r\nFollowing his honorable discharge from the Army, Bob was employed with the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as a biologist and became director of the Fisheries Division, retiring in 1984 after 38 years of service. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was a member of Herman Lodge 32 in Gardiner, the National Rifle Association and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nAn avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing. More recently, he liked playing cribbage and dining at the Cohen Community Center with his wife, Phyllis, and their friends. He also hand-made jewelry, which he passed out to all his family and loved ones. Most important to Bob was the love he had for his family, his cats and his love stones. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was predeceased by a great-grandson, Zachary Cummings, in June 1998. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis B. Foye of Sidney; his two sons, Thomas Foye and his wife, Shawna, of Sidney, and Larry Foye and his wife, Mary, of Augusta; his daughter, Carol Karczewski of Winthrop; a brother, Richard Foye and his wife, Juanita, of Coopers Mills; a half brother, Chip Foye and his wife, Laurie, of Cape Elizabeth; a half sister, Nicki Young and her husband, Steve, of Atkinson, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. \r\r\n\r\r\nRelatives and friends are invited to visit 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. A committal service with full military honors will be held at noon at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nFor those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham 04086; or Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Pet Haven Lane, Augusta 04330.