Wayne Foster Sr. was born to the late Adam and Helen Foster on June 17, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wayne was of one of six children and the third oldest born of this union. Wayne was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system, attended Temple University for Paralegal studies, as well PDD Career Institute for Computer Programming. Wayne went on to be a manager in various restaurants including serving as a head Chef. He also was employed in other fields of interest, but he finished his career working at Carlton Shores Health Rehabilitation Center in Port Orange, Florida where he was employed for 6 years until the Lord called Wayne home on Monday, October 1, 2012. While at Carlton Shores, he filled a very special place in many hearts due to his generosity and dedication to the residents. His greatest accomplishment as a Chef at Carlton Shores was mastering and training staff on the newly purchased high tech electronic oven. He enjoyed helping people in his community by taking the seniors to their appointments, shopping trips and engaging in friendly conversation.
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Wayne and Hannelore (aka Heidi) were united in marriage on April 26, 2001. This was a favorite phase he shared with Heidi his wife whom he leaves to mourn: "I Love you Wayne Foster," "You do?," "Yeah," "Thank you and goodnight," "You're welcome and Good night". He also leaves to mourn from a previous union with Barbara Sims, Stacey Browning, Shirley Williams, and Wayne Foster Jr.; six grandchildren: Kellie (Husband Andre'), Tony, Angelica, Supriya, Nick and Alex; three great-grandchildren: Zion, Ryan and Myles; two brother's precedent in death: Lenard (aka Bunky) and Adam (aka Donald). Remaining siblings are three brothers: Marshall (aka Larry), Rodney, Reginald; two sisters: Carolyn, and Robyn; and a host of extended family and friends. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com Arrangements under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 7, 2012