James R. Foster, 72, of Coudersport, passed, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his residence.
Jim was born on September 7, 1947 in Trenton, NJ, the son of the late Walter and Mary (Shinn) Foster. He married the former Beth E. Nannen, on May 12, 1980 who preceded him in death.
Jim was a veteran of the Army and worked in the Petroleum Drilling Industry. Jim was of the Methodist faith and loved the outdoors, listening to music, travelling, reading, especially Stephen King, and spending time with his family.
Surviving are sons, Justin (Melissa) Foster of Coudersport; Joshua Foster of Pittsburgh; Stefan Foster of New Jersey; a daughter, Jerrica Foster of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Dylan, Zayne, Poet and Rook, a great granddaughter, Adelayna and a brother, Ed Foster of Florida. In addition to his parents and wife, Beth, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Bowen.
At Jim’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.
Family suggests memorial contributions in Jim’s name to be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport is in charge of arrangements.
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