1924 - 2017
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
FOSTER, Arthur R. 92, of Fox Hill Village Westwood, formerly of Braintree, January 25, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Nettie C. (Pease) Foster. Father of Jackson Foster and his wife Allisyn Furano of Newton and Cindy Foster-Clark and her husband Fred Foster-Clark of Millersville, PA. Grandfather of Camryn and Madelyn Foster and Katlyn Falls and Devin Foster-Clark. Great grandfather of Kallan, Solomon and Damien. Brother of Alice Shaw of Needham. A Memorial Service will be held at First Parish Needham, 23 Dedham Ave., Needham, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur's name may be made to the Stanley R. Tippett Home, 920 South St, Needham MA 02492. US Navy World War II Veteran. Graduate of Tufts University and earned his Master's Degree from Yale. Retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. He took great pride in having taught in both Ecuador and Columbia as a Fulbright Scholar. Mr. Foster was a former Town Meeting Member in Braintree and served on many various town committees. An avid lifelong stamp collector, in retirement he ran a small stamp business. Arthur enjoyed playing bridge and tennis. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Arthur, please visit Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201

Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2017.
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Professor Foster was the best teacher I had during all of my school years. When at Northeastern in the mid to late 1950s, I was fortunate to have him as my professor for several courses. I remember a particularly dull subject that he made exciting and easy to learn. He made every course interesting and meaningful. He must have been very successful when teaching in South America - he certainly was a great teacher at NU! May he rest in peace.
Robert Breen
May 23, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Jackson Allisyn and the girls for your loss. We will always remember Arthur as an engaging and wonderful person who will be missed.

Roy and Maureen Johan
Roy Johan
March 9, 2017
To the family & friends of Professor Foster - I am one of many of his students who remember him well. I was in his Thermodynamics class at Northeastern University in the late 60's. Professor Foster challenged his students like no other. He expected & received their best efforts because of this. Although it was difficult to go through at the time, it made you a much better student and person afterword. We all studied under the best of the best when we took his courses. May he rest in peace!

Steve Goodhue
Northeastern University Mechanical Engineering 1970.
Steve Goodhue
February 10, 2017
To All of Professor Foster's family and friends - I remember him well; took several of his classes at Northeastern back in the 60's; particularly remembering Thermodynamics and Direct Energy Conversion. He was a great professor, and was a personal mentor and reference to me when I applied for several jobs in later years. I remember that he loved to fish in the Deerfield River, near my home town.

Hoping to attend the memorial service.

Ron Hadley
Northeastern University Mechanical Engineering 1970
Ron Hadley
February 10, 2017
Cindy and Jack: so sorry to hear about your Dad! So many memories from Strathmore Circle especially his cannon on the 4th of July (which had a 50/50 chance of firing-LOL). He was a wonderful guy! Thinking of you all!
Judy (Welsford) Croci
January 29, 2017
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