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Donald Foss

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FOSS, Donald Fred

Donald Fred Foss passed peacefully at his home that he shared with the love of his life, wife Barbara of 64 years. Born on September 11, 1930 in North Platte, Nebraska. He moved to California in 1941. He resided in Whittier, La Mirada, and Anaheim for over 60 years.
His high school and college days were devoted to sports, especially football and track. After graduation from Whittier College, he served in the Navy Coast Guard .He soon met his wife Barbara, with whom he raised 7 children. Donald's life was involved with helping others and he was extremely active in his community. He was a frequent lectern at his church. He donated time and money to the Rotary International Club and he was a member of Toastmaster International for 60+ years. He was a mentor to Santa Fe Springs High School students through his involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and he was awarded Santa Fe Springs "Man of the Year" in 1981.
Along with his father, his brothers Stan and Larry, and five sons, Donald operated Foss Plating Company for over 50 years until his retirement in 2009. Donald is survived by his sister Kay Johnstone, loving wife Barbara, daughters Pamela Littlefield and Kimberly Famolaro, and sons Victor, Donald Jr., Randall, Edward and Brad, along with 31 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at Beatitudes Catholic Church at 13013 Santa Gertrudes, La Mirada at 10:30 a.m. October 6, 2017. His final resting spot will be at the Holy Specular Cemetery in Orange with a military burial ceremony.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 4, 2017
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