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Robert F. Foos

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Robert F. Foos

NEWARK: A funeral service for Robert F. Foos will be held at 1pm, on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark. Burial will follow in the Southlawn Cemetery in Utica, with military funeral honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Mr. Foos, age, 88, of Newark, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Autumn Healthcare. He was born August 22, 1925, in Marion, a son of the late Forrest and Olive (Fugute) Foos. A graduate of Newark High School, Mr. Foos served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps. As a medic, he was awarded five battle stars and was involved with the invasion of Normandy and served across Europe in France, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge and in occupied Germany. He and his wife Barbara operated Bob's Variety Store in Alexandria for many years and he drove the "singing" school bus for Northridge Local School District. He had also driven a bus for the MRDD in Licking County. Mr. Foos had been employed at Big Bear in downtown Newark and also in Lancaster. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Barbara A. (Helphrey) Foos; a daughter, Carol Copenhefer of Newark; a granddaughter, Tara (Cory) Stare of Lewis Center; three great-grandchildren, Senni, Sari and Sabin Stare; three nephews and his beloved cat, "Lizzie".

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Phillips.

Memorial contributions may be made to Acclaim Hospice or the Licking County Food Pantry Network; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home is honored to serve the Foos family, to sign an online guest book, please visit


Published in the Advocate on Dec. 9, 2013
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