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HARRIS, Foster E. went home to the Lord September 3 at the age of 83 at his home in Dayton, OH after a lengthy illness. Born December 24, 1928 in Dayton, OH to Margaret and Samuel Foster Harris. Brother of Bob Harris, David Harris and Marilyn Ziehler. Married to his loving wife of 62 years, Charlotte S. Harris. Foster graduated from University of Dayton in 1950, former PTA president, President and Chairman of the Board of Harris-Thomas Drop Forge Co. from 1978 - 1986, ARC from 1987 - 1994, Vice President of Civic Association of Marco, Board Member of FIA, Rotary of Dayton, OH and Marco Island, FL. Foster and wife Charlotte had been traveling to Marco since 1965 where they reside. Foster loved to fly with over 4,000 plus hours, loved tennis, water sports, motor cycling and in general just loved life. Survived by his wife Charlotte, their children Carol Ziegler, George Ernest Harris II and Nancy Gilletly. Foster had twin granddaughters, Carrie Reed and husband Barry, Katie Wooddell and husband Brian, great grandchildren Trinity, Eva, Daniel and Faith Reed, Brian Jr., Charlotte and Timothy Foster Wooddell. There will be a private funeral service at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made to . Online memories and condolences may be left in Foster's memory at

Published in Dayton Daily News on Sept. 6, 2012
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