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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Richard “Tink” Foster, 74, a resident of Hoosick Falls, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He resided on Spicer Road with his wife Geraldine (Eldred) Foster.

Tink was born on Dec. 1, 1932 in Bennington, Vt., son of the late Frank and Agnes (White) Foster. Tink attended school in Hoosick Falls and later received his diploma from Berlin Central School. He then received his certification for computer programming.

Tink worked many years as a carpenter and later in maintenance at Oak-Mitsui, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with friends and family and racing them with the rest of the world. He was an avid bowler in the BBQ men’s league. When he could on longer do so, he turned his attention to being the biggest fan of the Panthers Bowling Team. Tink was a communicant of St. George’s Catholic Church in Pittstown. In recent years, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Counsel 11071 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls.

Survivors other than his wife, Geraldine, include his daughters, Gail Galusha of Latham, and Kim Hathaway and husband, Nick, of White Creek; his son, Richard Foster Jr. and wife Michelle of Troy; brother William Foster and wife Mary of Schenectady; grandchildren Shane, Keith and Julie Hathaway, Nathan, Ryan, Lucas and Jonah Foster; and great-grandson Hunter Hathaway.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday from St. George’s Catholic Church on Factory Hollow Road in Pittstown. Burial will follow the mass at Hoosick Rural Cemetery in Hoosick.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either St. George’s Catholic Church, Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad or the Town of Pittstown Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2007
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