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Charles H. "Chuck" Foster
Charles H. "Chuck" Foster, 93, of Elderton, PA, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at St. Andrew's Village in Indiana, Pa.
He was born on Apr. 8, 1926 to Carrie Snyder in Kittanning, Pa.
Chuck proudly served in the US Army, serving as a medic in Japan during WWII. He owned and operated Foster Auto Parts in Kittanning for over 20 years. He was the past mayor of Elderton for 24 years and was instrumental in helping to form the Elderton Recreation Commission and the Elderton Municipal Water Company. Chuck was a member of the Kittanning/East Brady Lodge #244 F. & A.M. He was a lifetime member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Coudersport and a 33rd degree Mason of the Coudersport Consistory - 1992. Chuck was a Class Marshall in Coudersport and went on to work in the office during reunions. He was a lifetime member of the Elderton Lions where he previously served as President, and proudly had perfect attendance for over 70 years. Chuck was also an Elder and a Deacon with the Elderton Presbyterian Church.
Chuck loved to play Bingo and computer Solitaire. He was an avid coin and stamp collector. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Jo especially on cruises. He also enjoyed his trips to Cincinnati to visit with his son and his family. Chuck was always up for a project and loved to help his family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit and willingness to help others.
Chuck's memory will be cherished by loving wife, Joanne (Schall) Foster, who he married on Oct. 23, 1953 and just recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary; a son, Greg Foster and wife, Michele of Loveland, Oh.; a grandson, Brian G. Foster and wife, Ashtin and a granddaughter, Jenny Foster; and his special dog, Angel, his Shih Tzu.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main St., Elderton, PA, where a Lion's Club service will be held at 1:45 PM and a Masonic service will be held at 6:45 PM.
Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service honoring Chuck's life at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Elderton Presbyterian Church at 113 N. Main St., Elderton, Pa. with Rev. Dr. Richard Sweeney officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Armstrong County American Legion Honor Guard following the service.
Interment will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, Pa.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Chuck's honor to the Elderton Lions, 11697 State Route 85, Kittanning, Pa. 16201.
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