John B. Foster Sr.

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John B. Foster Sr.

February 18, 1929 - December 04, 2018

Fort Fairfield - John B. Foster Sr., 89, husband of Natalie M. (Rideout) Foster, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 2018, at a Caribou healthcare facility. He was born February 18, 1929, in Fort Fairfield, the son Kenneth S. and Marion H. (Haines) Foster. He attended Fort Fairfield schools and was married to Natalie M. Rideout on June 14, 1950.
John enjoyed a 35 year career with the state of Maine as a seed potato inspector, retiring as supervisor. He had been a member of the Fort Fairfield St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years. He was also a member of the former Fort Fairfield Frontier Masonic Lodge, the Anah Temple Shrine, the Anah Temple Shrine Band, and the Maine State Employees Association. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth S. Foster; his mother, Marion H. (Haines) Foster Conant; one daughter, Rev. Beth Ann Findlen; one brother, Neal Foster. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Natalie Foster of Fort Fairfield; two sons, Dan Foster and his companion, Darlene, of the Villages, FL, John B. Foster Jr. and his wife, Beth Pfeiffer, of Southwest Harbor; four grandchildren, Richard Foster of North Carolina, Sarah Roy and her husband, Michael, of Winterport, Matthew Findlen and his companion, Angie, of Miami, FL, Prof. Joshua Foster and his wife, Shannon, of Appleton, WI; three great-grandchildren, Alexander and Emma Roy, and Rhone Foster; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 170 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, where a memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Kinsey officiating. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the church following the service. Spring interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Foster to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Organ Fund, c/o Gloria Towle, P.O. Box 737, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 5, 2018
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