Branch of service U S Army
Buried Green Acres Memorial Garden,
As originally published on
October 31, 2002.
Alan Leonard Foster, 69, of
died Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Hospice of the Valley, East Mesa, Ariz.
the husband Jackie Hickman Foster who died in 1993. They
were married in 1954. Born March 9, 1933, in Brunswick, he
was a son of the late Charles K. and Clara K. Shull
Mr. Foster was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic
He was a 1951 graduate of Brunswick High School, where he
had been active in sports and Boys State Club.
attended Towson State College, and served in the U.S.
Army. Mr. Foster was employed at the Frederick Safeway
store from 1959 until 1963, when he became employed at the
Frederick office of State Farm Insurance Co. During
September 1971, he transferred to the Phoenix, Ariz.
office of State Farm, where he worked until his retirement
as a senior underwriter in 1995.
an avid supporter of the Phoenix Zoo, the local animal
shelter in Phoenix,
the Brunswick Veterans’ Day Parade, the Brick Walk in Brunswick,
and his class of 1951 alumni group. Mr. Foster also sent
many cards, phone calls, gifts and flowers for Masses to
his friends in Brunswick.
are two brothers, David C. Foster and wife Carol of
Pacifica, Calif., and Robert G. Foster and wife Meta of
Martinsburg, W.Va.; two nieces, Beverly Tabor and Roberta
Wennerstrom; and four nephews, Robert G. Jr., Jeffery,
Gregory Alan and Rodney Foster. Mr. Foster will also be
remembered by his friends Mr. and Mrs. James Cooper; and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martinez and their daughters, Desi and
Erica. Mr. Foster was preceded in death one sister,
Patricia Ann Freitas, in 1987.
Foster was cremated and his ashes placed with those of his
wife at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Ariz.
and time of a memorial Mass at St. Francis Catholic
will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in
Mr. Foster’s name may be made to either St. Francis
Catholic Church or Brunswick