Allan Foster . Class 1951

 

 

Branch of service U S Army
Rank
Entered service
Discharged
Born 3/9/1933
Died 10/8/2002
Buried  Green Acres Memorial Garden, Scottsdale, AR

 

 

As originally published on Thursday, October 31, 2002.

 Mr. Alan Leonard Foster, 69, of Mesa, Ariz., died Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Hospice of the Valley, East Mesa, Ariz.
      He was 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 Foster.
     Mr. Foster was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Brunswick. He was a 1951 graduate of Brunswick High School, where he had been active in sports and Boys State Club.
      He 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.
      He was an avid supporter of the Phoenix Zoo, the local animal shelter in Phoenix, the Brunswick Veteransí 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.
     Surviving 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.
      Mr. Foster was cremated and his ashes placed with those of his wife at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Ariz.
 The date and time of a memorial Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church, Brunswick, will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Mr. Fosterís name may be made to either St. Francis Catholic Church or Brunswick High School.