Mary Rose Foerster

Mary Rose Foerster Died June 20, 2013 at her daughter's home in Kirkland Washington after a brief illness. She was 96. Until December 2012, Mrs. Foerster lived at Spring House Estates, Ambler. Born Mary Rose Shovlin in Plymouth PA in 1916, she moved to Philadelphia during WWII to support the war effort. There she met and married her late husband Robert F. Foerster, and they lived in Mt. Airy and then Glenside. She was active in church and community service including many years on the Germantown Hospital Women's Board. She enjoyed travel, especially Ireland, Germany England, and just last month Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert Jr., Mark C, and daughter Mary; daughters-in-law Linda and Jeanne; five grandchildren and spouses; Peter Friedman and Elsa Batres- Boni; Carson and Susan Foerster; Catharine and Bret Laverty, Matthew Foerster and Alexandra Foerster; and 3 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Margaret S, Ward. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Church, 16 Spring St. Ambler, PA Saturday July 20 at 10 am.. Interment will be at St. Vincent's Cemetery in Larksville PA. Contributions can be made in her name to Children's Hospital, Philadelphia or Seattle.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on July 1, 2013