Mr. Roger S. Foster, 84, of 10 Caravan Drive, passed away on Monday evening, October 4, 2010, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since September 30th after he suffered a stroke.
Roger was born December 29, 1925 in Colton, the son of the late Peter and Ellen Perry Foster. He attended schools in Colton before going in the US Marines in 1943. He served in the Marines until his honorable discharge on June 10, 1947 as a Corporal. On October 8, 1949, he married Jean A. Thomson at the Emmanuel Congregational Church, Massena with Rev. Carlton Updyke, officiating. Jean predeceased him on April 27, 2002.
Roger first worked at the Seaway, than going to Alcoa, before starting with Reynold’s Metals, where he was a Carbon Plant Operator, retiring in 1989 after 25 years of service. He also owned and operated Foster’s Appliance Repair for many years and worked for A1 TV for a short time. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and a member of the American Legion Post #79 having received his 25 year placque. He enjoyed watching sports, especially softball, spending time on his front porch and tinkering around the house. He truly enjoyed his cat, Snowflake.
He is survived by five children, Tracey Seltzer, East Rochester, Marilyn and Steven Converse, Littleton, MA, Roger Peter Foster and his companion, Barbara Butler, Massena, William Charles and Colleen Foster, Massena, and Michael Alan and Dawn Foster, Massena; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Amy, Jennifer, Kevin, Andrew, Krista, Breanna, and Taylor; three great grandchildren, Brittany, Gavin, and Malayna; and many nieces and nephews.
Roger was predeceased by 11 siblings, Eva, Jack, Jennie, Joe, Morris, Richard, Danny, Virginia, Margaret, Eugene, and Freddy.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., October 16, 2010 at Louisville Community Cemetery with Rev. Judy VanKennan, officiating. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.