Foster G. Mori
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Mori, Foster G.
Foster G. Mori went to join his mother, father and brother on May 23, 2014 at the age of 91. He was born in Eatonville, Washington of his parents, Albert and Libera Mori, Italian immigrants from Tuscany. Foster served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Second World War. After that, he attended law school, receiving his JD from the University of Arizona. In addition to being admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, he was also admitted to the State Bar of California, allowing him to practice law in both states. Foster's general law practice expanded into the areas of real estate, construction and transactional law, and included international legal work in both Europe and Pacific Basin countries. Foster believed in strong relationships and loyalty. He enjoyed helping others and was generous of his time. He never turned away anyone who truly needed help because of inability to pay a fee. Foster devoted many years of his time serving community organizations; to mention a few: Community Council, Jane Wayland Child Center, Catholic Social Services, and was a founder of both the Arizona American Italian Club and the Consular Corps of Arizona. He served as the Italian Consul for Arizona for 27 years, spoke and read Italian fluently and was active in developing relations as well as commercial matters between Italy and Arizona. Foster enjoyed engaging in various activities including skiing, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, golf and traveling, and made many friends along the way. He is preceded in death by his brother, Don. Foster leaves behind his devoted, loving wife Julie; daughter, Andria; son, Chris (Denise); grandson, Nicolas; daughter, Lidia (Bill); grandson, Daniel; and sister-in-law, Judy. A private service for the family will be held prior to interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made in Foster's memory to Hospice of the Valley. Graveside Service will be at 3:30pm, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on May 28, 2014.
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June 10, 2014
To Julie,Chris, and the entire family; Our most sincere condolences to all. We had great respect for him. Jim and Marianne Liga.
May 28, 2014
You were a compassionate man with a great wit. Thanks for the many lunches of lemon chicken we shared together. You led an adventurous life and will be missed by all.
Pam Olsen Gardner
May 28, 2014
Dear Mori Family,

Our deepest sympathy in this time of loss.

Every Marine, past and present is an honored part of our heritage and family.

Semper Fi,

Patrick Rice
Marine Corps League
Detachment 1296
East Valley Marines
Patrick Rice
May 28, 2014
God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served in WWII.The USA would NOT be as it is today.Thank YOU for your service,Foster...And Semper Fi.
Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC
May 28, 2014
You were a compassionate man with a great wit. Thanks for the many lunches of lemon chicken we shared together. You led an adventurous life and will be missed by all.
Pam Olsen Gardner
May 28, 2014
Julie: As you know, we enjoyed working with Foster for so many years. He was a great lawyer, co-worker and friend. We have missed his energy and enthusiasm (and very interesting stories) at the office since he retired a few years ago. We always looked forward to Foster's visits. I am so happy that we were able to meet him for lunch a week before he passed away. I didn't realize that would be the last time I saw him. Even though he wasn't feeling well, Foster still had his great sense of humor. He brought so much joy to so many people. I know he loved you very much. Foster often said that he lived a fulfilling life and his only regret about dying was leaving you. Foster left us with so many great memories. He will be missed by all of us.
Teri Foster
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