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CHELMSFORD -- David Foster, 83, of Chelmsford, died Wednesday April 23, 2014, unexpectedly at Lowell General Hospital.
In 1957, he married the late Marion (Coombs) Foster with whom he was married for over 48 years until her death in 2006.
Born in Berlin, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Roger L. and H. Beatrice (Appleby) Foster. He graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel, ME with the Class of 1948. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.
He served with the US Navy during the Korean War. He was very proud of serving on the USS FDR as an Aviation Electronic Technician.
He worked as an electrical engineer for the Lincoln Labs of Cape Cod and Waltham before he transferred to the Mitre Corporation of Bedford.
He took great pride in his yard, enjoyed gardening and bird watching. He was known as a lifelong learner, absorbing information everywhere he went. David was a dog owner. He especially loved his dog "Ollie".
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan K. (Foster) Brown and her husband, Ernest of Hudson, NH; a brother, Trafton Foster of FL; two grandchildren, Craig John Brown and his wife, Justine A. of Brookline, NH, and Christina Dawn (Brown) Brigham and her husband, Kevin J., of Brookline, NH; five great-grandchildren, Jackson Andrew Cikota, Ayden Christopher McCrea, Alyssa Taryn Kilgore, Nicklas Wayne Brigham, and Temperance Sylvia Brigham; two nieces, Ann Saporito and Josephine (Miller) Lyon and her husband, Robert; and one nephew, Stephen Saporito.
David was predeceased by his sister the late Helen Saucier of ME.
FOSTER -- Visiting hour Sat. 9-10 A.M. Funeral service 10 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Cremation at Merrimack Crematory. Burial at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 24, 2014