NEW BERN | John Houston Foss, 88, of New Bern, died May 6, 2014 at Unihealth.
He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church. He wrote the rules for the intercollegiate Rodeo Association and retired from the Coast Guard Auxiliary. John wrote the book "Cross Open Seas" and he was a member of the Author's Guild. He received his Masters of American Literature from Duke University. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Washington State University. John was a professor at several universities.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Willard Foss.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church with Bishop John Lerow officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.
Online condolences may be made at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.