Paul A Foster, cherished spouse of Katherine Foster for 46 years; father of Paul C., Dominic (Renee), Mandy Mays (Mike); doting grandfather to Kate, Sam, Zach, Riley, Jordan and Sidney, died on Oct. 25, 2013. He is also survived by siblings, Gary, Susan, Eric and John. Preceded in death by brother, Stephen.
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Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A lifelong educator, Paul continued a family legacy established generations before him, and inspired many others to join the profession. Paul enjoyed a 30 year teaching career at Aiken High School and Cincinnati Technical College.
After retirement, and moving to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Paul worked 11 years for the Supervisor of Elections office and proudly served on the Board of Trustees at Northwest Florida State College. His community service also included Okaloosa Island Fire Commissioner, CERT, Leaseholders Association, and Playground Amateur Radio Club. (WB8UNT)
A celebration of Paul's life will be held at the Joseph B. Franzalia Lodge #2422, 808 South Drive, Fort Walton Beach. The family invites friends, neighbors and co-workers to join them Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund, 808 South Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, or Neediest Kids of All, P.O. Box 636666, Cincinnati, OH 45263.
Arrangements are under the directions of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home. To share memories, express condolences and sign the guestbook, please visit www.daviswatkins.com.
Davis Watkins Funeral Home
1326 Lewis Turner Boulevard Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Nov. 3, 2013