Foster Glenmore Stackhouse, 83, passed away Wednesday, January 20, at Penn Highlands
Jefferson Manor. Born in Slocum, PA, on August 18, 1937, Foster was the son of Stanley
Stackhouse and Loretta (Hankey) Stackhouse. Following service in the U.S. Army for four years, Foster embarked on his over-the-road trucking career. He drove for various companies, owned his own trucks for some years, and finished his career as a driver for ZTI.
On May 7, 1988, Foster married Donwydette Ruth (Pyle) McPherson, affectionately known by friends and family as "Dumpy" and "Joy." She preceded him in death in 2012. In addition to his wife and parents, three brothers preceded him in death; Willard Stackhouse, Larry Stackhouse, and Gordon Stackhouse, as well as an infant sister, Lois.
Foster relished his role in his family. He especially loved the children, not only in his own family but in his church family at the Evangelical United Methodist Church as well, where the children could count on one of his warm hugs each time they saw him. Combining the white hair and beard that Foster sported and his love for children, it was only natural that as each Christmas
season approached he took great delight in playing the role of Santa Claus at numerous parties and functions, including a number of years at the DuBois Mall.
Foster is survived by four stepchildren; Steven (Wendy) McPherson, Christy (Jim) McNutt, Dusten (Nancy Ruth) McPherson, and Honey Dawn (Scott) Dusch, eight grandchildren, and
eighteen great grandchildren. Also surviving is Foster's much-loved sister Jean Harris, of Plains, PA, brother Donald Stackhouse, and a number of nieces and nephews.
With respect to Foster's wishes, there will be a graveside service for the family at a later date at the Church of God Cemetery, Emerickville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Foster's name to the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 30 South White Street, Brookville, PA 15825.
Published in The Jeffersonian Democrat from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2021.