2011-10-27 / Obituaries

Richard Lewis Foster

Three Springs, 84

Richard Lewis Foster, 84, Three Springs, died at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at his home in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, Pa.

Born October 7, 1927, in Clay Township, he was the son of the late Herman and Mae (McQuait) Foster. He was married to Alice King on October 30, 1948. Mrs. Foster survives at home. The Fosters would have been married 63 years on October 30, 2011.

He is survived by a daughter, Shaaron “Lucy” Foster and companion Mike Johnson of Enola, Pa.; and a son, Douglas R. Foster and wife Barbara, East Waterford, Pa.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers: Max Foster and Tom Foster of Three Springs and Lee Foster of Newport, Pa.

Three brothers are deceased: Donald, Doyle and Herman Foster Jr.

He loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

He was a member of New Grenada Church of God, where he was a Sunday School teacher and song leader for many years.

Serving in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was a truck driver.

A heavy equipment operator on construction projects, he enjoyed working and worked right up until his death.

He was a member of Forbes Road Lions Club, restored John Deere tractors and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at New Grenada Church of God. Rev. Kenneth Cornelius and Rev. Chris Elliott officiated. Interment was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Waterfall.

M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, was in charge of arrangements.

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