Irvin L. Foster

MILLINOCKET AND ENGLEWOOD, FLA. - Irvin L. Foster, 89, passed away on December 24, 2013. Cut was born June 11, 1924, in Monticello, the son of Roy and Ottis (Worth) Foster.

Cut grew up in Aroostook County attending high school at Ricker Junior College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Lewis Hancock DD675 as a radar man in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded a number of honors, including the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with nine battle stars. He worked for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad for 39 years. He retired to Englewood, Florida, where he resided for 25 years. While residing in Englewood, he was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church, an Elder for seven years, and served on the Wildflower Village Board of Directors for eight years, seven as president. He was Past Master of Nollesemic Lodge of Masons, Past Patron of Onawa Chapter of Eastern Star, past member and director of the Bangor Chapter, Royal Order of Jesters and Past Potentate of Anah Shrine.

He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Rosamond (Chase) Foster and their son, Robert Foster. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn and husband, Larry Willinski and Katherine Foster. He leaves four grandchildren, Jennifer (Willinski) 'the light of his life' and husband, David Lyons, David Willinski, Fr. Dominic Ted Foster, T.O.R. and Anthony Foster; two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Taryn Lyons; two special nephews, Ronald and Michael Brown and niece, Erin (Brown) Lundy, his 'second' granddaughter; daughter-in-law, Marie Foster; sisters, Nancy and Charlotte; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Vera McPherson and Leuella Miller.

Donations may made in Cut's memory to the Millinocket Historical Society, P.O. Box 11, Millinocket, ME 04462, or the church or . In Cut's own words "one regret, I never owned a horse." Services will be held in the spring.

Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 27, 2013