Brian Kevin Foster

Brian Kevin Foster Of Haliewa, Hawaii passed away peacefully at his home in Novato, California on October 18th, 2013 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in San Francisco, California on July 5th 1953 to Dr. Sidney Edward and Sandra Lee Foster. His three children: Amanda Lord, Robin Marie and Kevin Edward Foster and his brother Craig Douglas Foster survive him. Brian was an Eagle Scout in Troop 351 and graduated from Lowell High School in 1971. In 1979 he married the mother of his children, Cindy Lord Foster. Brian was a generous, sensitive, and caring man who will be profoundly missed by his family and friends. Brian was an entrepreneur. After working at the Sosnick Company, as a salesman for candy and tobacco he went on to open his own foodbrokerage firm, Foster Enterprises. With his love for Lake Tahoe and the game of blackjack he moved to the north shore of Lake Tahoe. He opened Tahoe Pony Espresso, a coffee cart business and hosted events at the annual Shakespeare Festival. Music had always been a big part of Brian's life. He could play anything with strings and was the resident accordion player in his neighborhood growing up. In 2006, Brian co-founded Washhouse Music and fell in love with another North Shore. Brian expanded his record label with partner Jonas Teele and moved into the hills of Pupukea, Ohau. Most recently Washhouse produced an album for J Boog winning best new artist at the 31st Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards. Brian's sense of style and memorable smirk brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. Brian truly enjoyed his life, he was a master story-teller and made friends everywhere he went. He was a family man and proud of his children. His children share fond memories of summer boat rides with their dad, blasting music as he zig-zagged across Fallen Leaf Lake. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his name to Hospice by the Bay or to the Religious School at Rodef Sholom.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Oct. 22, 2013