SHAWN FOSTER Shawn Foster of Wilmington, NC, and West Seneca, NY passed away suddenly on Monday, June 10, 2013. He was born in Buffalo, New York on June 25, 1965. Shawn was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. During his culinary career, he became Corporate Chef of the Palm Restaurants where he opened numerous stores. He later was the creator and founder of Foster's Grille. Shawn enjoyed ocean fishing, golf, and spending time with his family. He was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed taking road trips on his Harley-Davidson. Surviving are his wife of over 20 years, Nancy Foster; two sons, Drew Foster and Dillon Foster two brothers, Blair Foster (Marge) of Tonawanda, NY, and Mark Dyl (Sherrie) of Cheektowaga, NY. many loving nieces and nephews and his lifetime friend, Mike Mack. He also leaves behind an honorary daughter, Makayla Boggs. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his sons' college education fund: Foster Children Education Fund, c/o Wells Fargo, 1120 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from June 11 to June 13, 2013