RICHARD JOSEPH FOSHER - CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - Richard Joseph Fosher, 70, of King's Bay, Champlain, N.Y., passed peacefully on Sept. 8, 2013, after a battle with cancer. Dick was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Abram and Cecile (Anctil) Fosher. He grew up in Rouses Point, N.Y., and graduated from St. Mary's Academy. He faithfully served his country in the United States Navy
, joining in 1961, with three tours in the Mediterranean and participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He married his longtime sweetheart, Therese (Bechard) Fosher, and they raised their family in Colchester, Vt. He was employed with IBM in Essex Junction, Vt., for 30 years. He enjoyed working for Thrifty Car Rental and Riley Ford after his retirement. For the past several years, Dick has enjoyed spending his winters in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was an avid motorsports fan and was proud to have owned and restored a 1955 Ford Sunliner which won many best of show awards in local car shows. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Therese Fosher; three children, Lisa McNaney and husband, Jeff, Daniel Fosher, and Katie Lucas and husband, Carl; grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor and Sawyer McNaney, Victoria and Tanner Fosher, and Grace and Tess Lucas, Dick was very proud to be their special Papa. He leaves behind a brother, Robert Fosher and wife, Maria, of Brockport, N.Y.; sister, Cecelia Armstrong and husband, Richard, of Waltham, Vt.; and brother, John Fosher and wife, Linda, of Rouses Point, N.Y., who have been very supportive during this difficult time. He also leaves behind many other family members who will sorely miss him. Along with family, Dick had many friends who were close and active in his everyday life, especially Al, Carol and Bobby. He was predeceased by his parents, Abram and Cecile (Anctil) Fosher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Joseph's Church, Mason Road, Coopersville, N.Y., with the Rev. Clyde A. Lewis, pastor, celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of M.B. Clark Funeral Home, 196 Elm St., Champlain, N.Y. To light a virtual candle by offering a thought or a memory, please visit the family's guestbook, online, at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com
. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.