Ellen L. Foster, of Union Dale, died at home on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the age of 55. She married her beloved husband, Charles A. Foster, who survives, on Nov. 16, 1985.
Born in Susquehanna, daughter of Althea Stanton Carvin, Susquehanna, and the late Elwyn E. Carvin, she was a member of the National Honor Society and a 1984 graduate of Susquehanna Community Schools. She was first employed at Matis Clothing, and after marriage, at the E.J. Shoe Factory, Acme, and Waymart Knitwear. Before her illness, she was a longtime member of the Forest City Regional Schools cafeteria staff.
Ellen was treasurer of the Lyon Street Cemetery Association and with her husband and family, mowed and maintained the cemetery for many years. She was a longtime blood donor to the American Red Cross and volunteer for the Union Dale Volunteer Fire Company picnic. With her husband and family, she greatly enjoyed trips to Vermont, New Hampshire, the Finger Lakes of New York, and anywhere there was a lighthouse.
The family is thankful for the compassionate and professional care of Krista Hollis, CRNP, and Dr. David Tomazic; Dr. Numan Fateh, GCMC; Dr. Christopher Peters, NROC; and the deeply caring staff of Allied Home Health Hospice Care.
In addition to her husband, Charles, she is survived by their sons, Lyle and Neil, at home; brothers, Stanton, Mark, Larry and David Carvin; sisters, Marilyn Chandler, Laura Miller, Bonnie Wolf, Connie Lipko and Amy McConnell; sisters-in-law, Nancy Harvatine and husband, Carl; Susan Harvatine and husband, Paul; and Ellen A. Foster, who helped care for her as her illness worsened; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Carvin and Foster families.
She was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Dorothy and Al Foster of Union Dale, who considered her their fourth daughter.
Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Lyon Street Cemetery, Union Dale. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City.
Memorial donations may be made to the Union Dale Volunteer Fire Company, Lyon Street Cemetery Association, or the Glioblastoma Foundation.
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